Happy Halloween! We would like to close out this ghoulish season with a ghastly little illustration by Barry Moser from The Monkey’s Paw–a short story in the compilation Great Ghost Stories. The Monkey’s Paw draws upon the classic scenario of a talisman that grants 3 wishes to the bearer. While 3 wishes sounds nice and all, horrible things happen in order for the wishes to be fulfilled. Want to hear how it ends? You can read The Monkey’s Paw for free online, courtesy of Project Gutenberg .