"The Return" is an eerie ghost story about a man who returns to his home village after 20 years in the diamond fields of South Africa to see whether his sweetheart has waited for him.... When he returns, he finds that much has changed during his absence. But where is his beloved Rose Pascal?
A clause in the will of an old embittered aunt means that our hero has to choose between two women, cousins of his, of whom one is conventional and submissive and the other beautiful, erotic and unconventional. Trysts are held in the Italian garden in the presence of a stone dragon, a symbol of emotion frozen for all time, just as in a conventional marriage. The hero makes his choice, and unleashes a series of events which will not disappoint affectionados of the tragic gothic melodrama.
"A Witch in the Peak" tells the story of a moneylender trying to recover a debt from an old woman who has been recently widowed. She throws him out of her house with a curse...and what happens next terrifies the man almost to death.