Narrator: James Silverstein.
The place had not been inhabited since the reign of James the First, when a tragedy of intensely hideous, though largely unexplained, nature had struck down the master, five of his children, and several servants; and driven forth under a cloud of suspicion and terror the third son, my lineal progenitor and the only survivor of the abhorred line.
(This story contains casual uses of racial terms which will offend some people. Listener discretion is advised. -ed.)