The Wanderer by Timothy J. Jarvis

By Timothy J. Jarvis

After vague writer of odd tales, Simon Peterkin, vanishes in extraordinary conditions, a typescript, of a textual content entitled, 'The Wanderer', is located in his flat. 'The Wanderer' is a peculiar rfile. On a demise Earth, within the far-flung destiny, a guy, an immortal, varieties the story of his aeon-long lifestyles as prey, as a hunted guy; he tells of his quitting the Himalayas, his sanctuary for millions of years, to come to his birthplace, London, to jot down the memoirs; and writes, additionally, of the evening he realized he used to be cursed with existence with out stop, a night in a pub in that urban, early within the twenty-first century, a meeting to inform of eldritch reviews passed through. Is 'The Wanderer' a fiction, probably Peterkin's final novel, or anything a long way stranger? probably extra 'account' than 'story'?

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You filthy beggar, get out of here, don't touch me, if you lay a finger on me I'll cane you to death . . and he'd go back to the window with the broken panes, stark . naked. The old women and the nuns didn't dare cross the court with the orange trees anymore. We decided that the best thing was to board up the shutters of his cell. But he always managed to break them down. Until one night, as Don Clemente slept, I walled up his window with bricks and cement, the first window I walled up in the Casa.

It was witch­ craft, black magic, and that's why the peasants were being crushed under the weight of endless misfortunes. Over the bone­ dry plains, where the animals swollen with thirst were dying off, the head of the landowner's daughter, flapping huge sinewy ears that were like bat wings, would fly after the yellow bitch dog­ it was warty and scrawny like the girl's nursemaid-that guided the chonch6n to a place indicated by the rays of their accom­ plice, the moon, on the other side of the hills.

I'm the seventh old woman. I'll take it upon myself to watch over the Azcoitia about to be born. Iris's - 50 vomit, which I washed from the kitchen tiles, anointed me. I keep it wrapped in a floor rag, with my books and my manu­ scripts, under the bed, where all old women keep their things. THE FIRST TffiNG I had to do was win them over. If I didn't find a way to dazzle them, I'd be accepted by them in name only, even though I'd groveled for them. I let a few days go by while I laid my plans, letting them go on barely talking to me and watching me on the sly.

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