Main Fiction: “The Voice in the Night” by William Hope Hodgson, first published in The Blue Magazine, November, 1907.
Narrator: Fred Himebaugh.
“The — the lady?” said Will abruptly. “Is she ——”
“I have left her behind upon the island,” came the voice.
“What island?” I cut in.
“I know not its name,” returned the voice. “I would to God ——!” it began, and checked itself as suddenly.
“Could we not send a boat for her?” asked Will at this point.
“No!” said the voice, with extraordinary emphasis. “My God! No!” There was a moment’s pause; then it added, in a tone which seemed a merited reproach:
“It was because of our want I ventured — because her agony tortured me.”