The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie

This book The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014-12-04. It has 112 pages. The Altar Steps has been read 10 times, it's very recommended book to buy.

Frightened by some alarm of sleep that was forgotten in the moment of waking, a little boy threw back the bedclothes and with quick heart and breath sat listening to the torrents of darkness that went rolling by. He dared not open his mouth to scream lest he should be suffocated; he dared not put out his arm to search for the bell-rope lest he should be seized; he dared not hide beneath the blankets lest he should be kept there; he could do nothing except sit up trembling in a vain effort to orientate himself. Had the room really turned upside down? On an impulse of terror he jumped back from the engorging night and bumped his forehead on one of the brass knobs of the bedstead. With horror he apprehended that what he had so often feared had finally come to pass. An earthquake had swallowed up London in spite of everybody's assurance that London could not be swallowed up by earthquakes. He was going down down to smoke and fire or was it the end of the world? The quick and the dead skeletons thousands and thousands of skeletons .

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