"A superb short story, this marvelously crafted tale of horror and fantasy....The story entices one instantly with its intrigue and incredible plot, and the recording captures the atmosphere of the story brilliantly, conveying the horror so well that the listener is nearly breathless by the time the ironic conclusion is reached. This gem from one of nineteenth-century America's finest short story writers will find a ready audience." (Booklist)
This is a decent short story with a sinister plot about murderous dolls. However, for me, it was spoiled by hurtful racist stereotypes. Some allowances may be made since social attitudes have changes from the time when the book was written but for me it was uncomfortable listening at times.