Unpopular Old Fellow

‘They were really quite sorry in their way for the lonely, unpopular old fellow, whom everyone shunned, and at whom all the dogs barked singularly. But business is business, and to a robber whose soul is in his profession, there is a lure and a challenge about a very old and very feeble man who had no account at the bank, and who pays for his few necessities at the village store with Spanish gold and silver minted two centuries ago.‘

‘The Terrible Old Man,’ H.P. Lovecraft in The Dreams in the Witch House

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