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The hound of death | Agatha Christie

The Hound of Death and Other Stories is a collection of twelve short stories by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom in October 1933.

"The hound of death" continues the supernatural theme of the other works in The hound of Death and Other Stories. In this story, more reminescent of H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth than Herkules Poirot. a young Englishman named Anstruther visit his sister in Cornwall and learns of a unique Belgian nun. 

Sister Marie Angelique supposedly destroyed an entire convent in Belgium, when was occupied by invading Germans during World War I. The symbol of the power that she unleashed was a shadow burned onto one of the surviving walls of the convent in the shape of a dog or hound.

It turns out that sister Angelique is living in Cornwall, in a house in Trearne, Foldbridge. The nun is a source of great interest the young doctor in the town. Dr Rose, especially as he becomes convinced that she has been able to tap into some arcane power from an ancient time. 

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