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The Hand

 The Hand by Guy de Maupassant has to be one of my favorite short stories of all time.  This story was written in a way as Maupassant is telling you the story himself.  The story is about the mysterious death of Sir John Rowell.

The story is told by a judge named Bermutier who had been a judge who handled vendettas, which is most apt about the story.  The story has some supernatural aspects to it and yet the judge works to disprove the supernatural elements.

What I like most about the story is how conversational this piece is.  Like it was a story told in a very natural setting.


The Hand was published in 1883 by Guy de Maupassant.  The audio program I listened to was narrated by BJ Harrison.

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