The power of words! Especially the thrill of unknown words!
Celerity and preceptory
Incarnadined and groynes
Ferae nature and Exporto crede
Bourdon and repining
Cleek and objurgation
Surplice and Unwontedly
Recrudescence and Ashlar
Catarrhs and Agues
And then the phrases….straggling ray of moonlight, the dim and murmuring sea, the pale ribbon of sands, the black, wooden groynes, an oblong eminence, the fierce sigh of the storm, the flash of the forked-lightning, the phantoms of the sheeted-dead….
Oh Lord, how much there is to learn and wonder (shiver!)at….meanwhile, let me google the meaning of impalpable!
Ah, the joy of classic horror tales! Everything from 18 th and 19th century.
Great Masters All!
M.R.James, Conan Doyle, A. And C.Askew, W.F.Harvey, Bram Stoker et al…1149 pages of absolute erudition and blissful shivering!!!
I am grinning happily, thinking of my editor blinking at a description that I might translate as, ‘ culpably curious!’