Compiled by Gillian Rubinstein & Walter A P Soethoudt
Facet: Antwerp Blegium, 1996
By Anthony Holcroft: The Stone
This Dutch language anthology is a collection of seven tales of the supernatural by Autralian and New Zealand authors, selected by Gillian Rubenstein from stories previously published by Omnibus Books in Australia. The anthology was awarded Netherland’s Kinderjury Prize in 1996 and includes Anthony Holcroft’s “The Stone”, which also appears in his story collections The Ghost Tree and The Boy at the Door.
While searching for stones along a riverbed on the wild west coast, Christopher discovers a pebble that glows under water with a strange luminous light. Delighted, he adds it to his collection, not knowing it is inhabited by a malevolent spirit that moves about after dark, intent on destruction ...