The Upper Berthby Published 01 Jun 2004
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Every now and again, the smell sea water permeates the air, as if the cabin had been flooded and never properly repaired. The porthole opens repeatedly in the night with no conceivable reason. And the last few passengers who have slept in the upper berth have run through the ship like men possessed to throw themselves into the ocean. Mr. Brisbane, resident of the lower berth, and the ship's captain wait up all night to get to the bottom of the mystery... and neither will ever sail on that boat again.
"The Upper Berth" Reviews
I first came in contact with an abridged version of this story in grade school. it was a children's book series called "Famous tales of suspense" titled, "The Nightmare Ship" adapted by I. M. Richardson. I never learned until recently what the original story was, or who was the author. I bought an audiobook compilation titled "great classic suspense", and F. Marion Crawford's short story was amongst the titles. how giddy was I to finally experience the story in it's original form! it did not of course, disappoint.
Wow this was.actually spooky! Its part of In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914. So far all the stories are spooky or scary.
This was one of the first stories that really freaked me out as a child. A must read for all horror fans young and old.
Here’s a seafarer’s yarn that is eerie and ghostly. There is a lot of nautical terms, but that shouldn’t turn off the reader, since it is all pretty much well-known terms, terms the reader and decipher or research.
It’s an OK story, but I’m not going overboard with it.
📌Discovered on Gutenberg Project.
the narration is good but the story itself seems underwhelming.