The story Quaking-Asp Cabin, by Zane Grey, the immensely popular chronicler of frontier life, is narrated by a man hunting alone on horseback for elk in an Arizona forest.
Given a richly voiced performance by Eli Davis, Grey’s story follows the narrator as his pursuit for game leads him to an abandoned cabin. After a restless night there, he learns about the cabin’s murderous history and the ghosts that seek revenge there.
Davis’ characterizations showcase his command of dialect. He performs Grey’s detailed descriptions of the natural world in a soaring, reverent voice but his tone becomes heated as the story reaches its finale.