Room Number Ten
Lady Bessie Kyffin-Taylor was an English writer famous for her outstanding supernatural stories which were published in a single volume in 1920, just two years before her death. Room Number Ten tells the story of Peter Maxton, a literary gentleman invited to join a house party at a remote house in Scotland. The driver taking him to the house from the station comments that the house is full, and they may have to use room number 10, and he pities whoever has to sleep there. But he refuses to be drawn further on the subject. On arrival, Maxton finds he has been assigned to room number 10. It also appears that the rest of the party all know more about the room than they care to let on...and are singularly unwilling to set foot in it. On the first night, Maxton already has a foretaste of the strangeness of room number 10...and the second and third nights are more terrifying still....