Supernatural detective Thomas Carnacki is on the case of a
mysterious horse in this haunting short story by fantastic fiction writer William
There is a legend in the Hisgins family: any first-born
female will be haunted by a ghostly horse during her courtship. The story has
long been dismissed as nonsense—until their daughter Mary’s fiancé, Beaumont,
is attacked by a mysterious assailant. Detective Thomas Carnacki is summoned to
Several strange incidences begin to occur during the
detective’s stay. Family members are woken by the sound of hoof beats in the night, yet no horse can be found nor any evidence of hoof prints on the
grounds. A horrible neighing is heard in the cellar and Beaumont, injured again,
is certain that he’s glimpsed an enormous horse’s head. The detective searches frantically for answers and the terrified family
acts quickly to hasten the wedding—fearing the worst. In the midst of the chaos, surprising
evidence comes to light, with strange and fatal results.
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