The Silent One

~ A Short Story by Andre Norton


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Synopsis ~

An old friend visits Dr. Ilse Haverling’s little shop of beads and tells her the story of her niece Alexia who has been changed. Ilse decides to travel to her friends house to see if she can help. She discovers that an old evil has been brought from Germany and she must do what is needed to rid the evil for good.

 

Write-up from a fan ~

Marta Hartman goes to a bead shop, seeking the help of someone a friend of hers had told her could help her discover what had happened to so change her granddaughter Alexia from a loving girl into a teenage terror.  Marta's husband, Jonas, and she had taken in Alexia when she was three, after her parents were killed in a plane crash.  Now after the two of them had come to settle Jonas's great grandmother's estate, Alexia has changed drastically.  The old family mansion has on its grounds a portion of an old church from Germany--the portion containing the anchorite's cell--anchorites being people deemed especially evil who were walled up inside the church.   This is what Alexia had discovered, and had retrieved a necklace from it that allowed the old evil to take possession of her.  Marta's friend manages to perform an exorcism which banishes the evil and returns Alexia to herself. ~ SL

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Chilled to the Bone (1991) Edited by Robert T. Garcia, Published by Mayfair Games, TP, 0-923-76344-9, $9.95, 245pg ~ cover by unknown

Contents
    9 • Introduction (Chilled to the Bone) • (1991) • essay by Robert T. Garcia
    11 • Corporate Culture • (1991) • novelette by Robert Zasuly
    39 • Undertow • (1991) • shortstory by Matthew J. Costello
    49 • Mask of The Hero • (1991) • shortstory by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (variant of Mask of the Hero) [as by Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem ]
    65 • ¡Cuidado! • (1991) • shortstory by Norman Partridge
    77 • Heavy Breathing • (1991) • shortstory by Mary Frances Zambreno
    87 • Little Evils • (1991) • shortstory by Don D'Ammassa
    101 • Whose Hungry Mouth • (1991) • shortstory by F. A. Pollard [as by F. A. McMahan ]
    107 • The Silent One • (1991) • shortstory by Andre Norton
    127 • Terror by Night • (1991) • shortstory by Robert Weinberg [as by Robert E. Weinberg ]
    141 • Gun Control • (1991) • shortstory by Stephen L. Antczak [as by Steve Antczak ]
    153 • In Her Hands • (1991) • shortstory by Blythe Ayne
    165 • "Wrapped Up in White Linen and Cold as the Clay" • (1991) • shortstory by Gregory Nicoll and Patricia Ross
    181 • Blueblood • (1991) • novelette by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
    209 • But for the Grace Go I • [Newford] • (1991) • shortstory by Charles de Lint
    227 • God Can Be a Cruel Bastard • (1991) • shortstory by G. Wayne Miller
    243 • The Contributors (Chilled to the Bone) • (1991) • essay by uncredited

  • Pulphouse: A Weekly Magazine, June 01, (1991) Edited by Dean Wesley Smith, Published by Pulphouse Publishing, Mag., $2.50, 48pg ~ cover by Beth Gwinn

Contents
    2 • From the Editor's Desk (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • essay by Dean Wesley Smith
    4 • An Interview with Harlan Ellison • interview of Harlan Ellison • interview by Edward Bryant and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    8 • Debb & Nina's Excellent Video Adventures (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • essay by Debra Gray Cook and Nina Kiriki Hoffman
    10 • The Eclectic Muse (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • [The Eclectic Muse] • essay by Charles de Lint
    10 •   Review: King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald • review by Charles de Lint
    12 • Take On: New Kids on the Block • essay by Michael Harbour
    13 • Reviews (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • essay by various
    13 •  Science Cellar (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • interior artwork by E. G. Ross
    13 •   Review: The Great SF Stories #22 (1960) by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg • review by Barry Hunter
    14 •   Review: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis • review by J. B. Macabre
    15 • The Silent One • shortstory by Andre Norton
    22 • Fear of Lucille • shortstory by Mario Milosevic
    23 • The Sweet Taste of Her Skin • shortstory by Patricia B. Cirone
    25 • The War Inside • shortstory by Mark Budz
    31 • Malish • shortstory by Mike Resnick
    32 • William Genesis Williams • poem by A. R. Morlan
    33 • Jasmine Nights (Part 1 of 15) • serial by S. P. Somtow
    38 • The Scheherezade Machine (Part 1 of 8) • serial by Robert Sheckley
    41 • Starseed (Part 1 of 7) • [Stardance • 2] • serial by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson
    48 •  Minor Damage (Pulphouse, June 1, 1991) • interior artwork by Brian Cooper

 

 

 


 

 

 

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