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men, most of whom are none the worse now and again for an unexpected kick, especially if this be delivered by a tiny cloven hoof. Harvey himself, one feels, would have been distinctly amused at the question that can quite legitimately be asked of him, as follows : How was it that this man, by all accounts of exceptionally fine and lovable character, to whom his friends did not hesitate to apply the epithet `saintly,' could only write his best when telling uncanny tales, many of them of a violent and horrific nature? I do not know whether he would have been altogether satisfied with the answer that good and evil are inextricable, polar opposites, and the more you know about one the more you know about the other.
His published writings include three volumes of ghost stories
and uncanny tales: Midnight House (1910); The Beast with Five Fingers (1928); Moods and Tenses (1933); a children's book, Caprimulgus (1936); a novel, Mr. Murray and the Boococks (1938);
and an autobiographical account of a Quaker childhood, We were Seven; also a series of essays on Quaker Byways.
The stories in this selection are all taken from the first three titles listed above. Some of them, Miss Cornelius, August
Heat, The Tool, Double Demon, and The Beast with Five Fingers, have appeared in anthologies. Miss Cornelius is, in my opinion, Harvey's best story. As it depends for some of its effect on a surprise ending, I had better be discreet about its plot. Safe to say that one of its merits, for an uncanny story, is its high degree of realism; it can be taken simply as an unusual case of hysteria and persecution insanity, mixed. Its theme, of the sinister woman who practises her witchcraft -for this is what it amounts to-by the method of exerting an unconscious influence, is a favourite of Harvey's. It recurs in Miss Avenal, in which a young nurse becomes infected with a terrible retarded depression by her melancholic patient, and in Mrs. Ormerod, a study of a malevolent hysteric. In all these stories, Harvey's imagination is working inside the bounds of probability and it is in this psychological, clinical tale, neither ghost story nor horrific tour de force, that he achieves his most striking effect. But the story of his that appeals to me person

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