October 31st, 2009 / 6:14 pm

Shocked with these lamentable sounds, and dreading he knew not what, he advanced hastily,–but what a sight for a father’s eyes!–he beheld his child dashed to pieces, and almost buried under an enormous helmet, an hundred times more large than any casque ever made for human being, and shaded with a proportionable quantity of black feathers.

– from The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Have a good Halloween.

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