In the summer of 1832, a cholera epidemic sweeps through New York. One
man decides to visit a relative near the Hudson River north of New York City
for two weeks during this time. One day, the man sits reading near a window,
which reveals a scenic view of the Hudson. Despite his book, his mind remains
on the cholera epidemic, and as his eyes drift up from the pages of his novel,
a ghastly apparition appears in the distant hills—an enormous creature that
outsizes any oceangoing ship … and it’s climbing down the mountain.
This short story
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