A man known only as 'the Swede', and an unnamed narrator journey into the wilderness and become trapped by flood on an island in the Danube. The stay proves to be an exercise in terror for two men who are beset by forces neither of them can fully see or hear, nor even begin to comprehend.
Based on Blackwood's experience's hunting in the backwoods of Canada. A group of men deep in the Northern wilderness are visited by a terrifying creature from Native American legend.
Includes "The Insanity of Jones" - A tale of revenge in the present, for the wrong's done in a past life.
"The Man Who Found Out" - A researcher goes on an expedition to find "The Tablets of the Gods" which have plagued his dreams since his boyhood. He finds them, and the horrible truth of humanity's true purpose in the universe.
"The Glamour of the Snow" - A man on a skiing holiday in the mountains meets a strangely distant woman and becomes entranced by her.
A ghost story