To Be Read at Dusk
Charles Dickens' ghost story "To Be Read at Dusk" was first published in 1852 in Heath's Keepsake. Though it seldom appears in recent Dickens scholarship, the story is unique for its self-reflexivity, a quality not often as apparent in Dickens' works.
To Be Read at Dusk is a short, traditional ghost story by Charles Dickens.
One, two, three, four, five. There were five of them. Five couriers, sitting on a bench outside the convent on the summit of the Great St. Bernard in Switzerland, looking at the remote heights, stained by the setting sun as if a mighty quantity of red wine had been broached upon the mountain top, and had not yet had time to sink into the snow.
To be Read at Dusk