Posted on April 13, 2020 at 7:56 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A long-forgotten story by Frances Hodgson Burnett will see new light in an upcoming anthology.

Burnett, best known for the ultimately uplifting The Secret Garden, took a decidedly darker approach with “The Christmas in the Fog.”

The story describes two eerie experiences: a trip on a liner surrounded by fog and an encounter with a spooky, “shabby little boy.”

The Guardian reports that it was initially published in 1915 and recently re-emerged in the British Library’s papers.

“The Christmas in the Fog” will appear in Queens of the Abyss, a collection of other forgotten works by women in the early twentieth century.

The book comes out in paperback in September.

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