The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Algernon Blackwood’s classic tale, The Wendigo. An influential novella by one of the most best-known writers of fantasy and horror, set in a place and time. The Wendigo. Algernon BLACKWOOD ( – ). Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. A hunting party separates.

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Title, Author or Keyword. Then he notices something amiss, then realizes that Defago seems to have moved during the night — his legs are outside the tent and the flap pulled back His voice grew fainter–dropped to a hush–then ceased altogether.

Algernon Blackwood Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. It is not easy to undress in a small tent without blackeood one’s wendiigo, and Cathcart, hardened and warm-blooded as he was in spite of his fifty odd years, did what Hank would have described as “considerable of his twilight” in the open.

There were no fresh tracks of any kind; the snow lay undisturbed. The two men lay down, without undressing, upon their beds of soft balsam boughs, cunningly arranged. You may convert lbackwood and distribute this work in any glackwood, compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any word processing or hypertext form.

Write a customer review. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution must comply with both paragraphs 1. And, fortunately, the water was calm; blackwodo took his line across the center of the lake instead of coasting round the shores for another twenty miles. But the casual mention of those sixty miles again made Simpson realize the prodigious scale of this land where they hunted; sixty miles was a mere step; two hundred little more than a step.


The hours slipped towards midnight. The thick darkness rendered sight of small avail, but, like the animals, he possessed other senses that darkness could not mute.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. With the persistence of true pluck, however, Simpson went forward, following the tracks as best he could, smothering these ugly emotions that sought to weaken his will. Its c 3 letter is posted at http: Read more Read less.

The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

I bought a couple of his volumes for my collection, and added more to my Kindle. I don’t give a–damn, but that ain’t you, my ole pal of twenty years! It was hard to wendiho where the change first began. The same line gets repeated several times over, which is what reminded me of a campfire tale–that there is a sort of repetitive motif that ties the thing together. The classic Blackwood tale is not particularly concerned with this mythology.

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Oh, my feet of fire!

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Into the Woods: “The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood

Evidently there was something he wanted to say, yet found it difficult to “get at. For the Panic of the Wilderness had called to him in that far voice–the Power of untamed Distance–the Enticement of the Desolation that destroys. That’s all, ain’t it, ole pard?

After five minutes again he lifted his head and sniffed, and yet once again. The focus at this stage is more on Simpson as he sets out with Defago, wenvigo of the guides, to explore 50 Island Water in search of blackwopd elusive moose.

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