As James Stone, struck by a bull, lies unconscious, his mind travels to a darkly fantastic nether-realm where he is held prisoner by Fright-but he is not alone. Ethel Lake, the repentant governess who originally instilled fear in him, comes to his aid. Together, they fly through the night sky on great, feathery wings, as Miss Lake instills in Jimbo the skills and wisdom he will need to overcome Fright and return to his body. A darkly psychological work of juvenile fiction, Jimbo: A Fantasy is the story of a boy confronting the anxieties of childhood and awakening to the adult horrors of death and separation.
Algernon Blackwood was a British author of horror, fantasy, and weird fiction whose work has been praised by the likes of H. P. Lovecraft. His best known works include "The Centaur," "The Willows," and "The Wendigo.