The Proving of Smollett Standforth by Margo Lanagan (2011)

Ghosts-by-Gaslight-Stories-of-Steampunk-andTitle: The Proving of Smollett Standforth
Author: Margo Lanagan
Source: Ghosts by Gaslight ed. Jack Dann and Gevers

One Word Review: Quiet.

One Line Review: A boy is haunted in his attack room and because he keeps it to himself it makes it a little quiet.

One Paragraph Review:  This one might have been a little too slight for me. I didn’t really get the childhood fear as the boy accepts his fate until he has to confront it and confront it alone. I can see that he takes a ghosts burden but it didn’t really move me I’m afraid.

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