Amazing: More Wonderfully Weird Stories

Compiled by Penny Matthews

Omnibus/Penguin Books: Adelaide Australia, 1989

By Anthony Holcroft: The Boy at the door

ISBN 1862911517

This is the second collection of supernatural tales from Omnibus Books, folllowing on from the success of Bizarre. The anthology includes Anthony Holcroft’s “The Boy at the Door”, which also appears in his collection The Boy at the Door.

The Boy at the Door

A boy living with his parents in a tiny city flat escapes whenever he can to his grandmother’s big, rambling house around the corner. She gives him free range of the house, and in one of the cold, dark rooms above the stairs, he finds a chest of irresistible treasures. But in opening it, he rouses the ire of its invisible guardian ...