William Ralston Shedden-Ralston

Potion

Hey, ghouls! A wizard creates a magic potion, what could it be?  

Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Magical plants, relaxing plants, calming plants, plants for winter. We talked about all these types of herbs in previous articles, and what about poisonous plants? What are those plants and herbs to which we must pay particular attention to avoid intoxication? Or...

The Union

Hey, ghouls! A demon's job is not easy at all

The Ghouls

Hey, ghouls! This week's protagonist receives a menacing call, but he has other plans

Trinkets

Hey, ghouls! Becca has a new business, will she find clients?
Russian Folktales by W. R. S. Ralston – Draculea

Russian Folktales by W. R. S. Ralston – Draculea

In the collection of Russian Folktales compiled by William Ralston Shedden-Ralston, there is a section entirely dedicated to ghost and spectre stories. In this section, one of the stories is none other than The Soldier and The Vampire which we talked about yesterday in a little deviation from our scheduled Draculea content. There is actually a reason for that: this document is intrinsically linked to that specific story as it is a part of the commentary that follows it. Of course, as has...

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The Soldier and the Vampire by W.R.S. Ralston – Draculea

The Soldier and the Vampire by W.R.S. Ralston – Draculea

"The Soldier and the Vampire" is a Russian fairy tale found within the collection "Draculea" and included by William Ralston Shedden-Ralston in the volume "Russian Fairy Tales.".  The story specifically belongs to the section dedicated to ghost stories. As always, before proceeding, we remind you that this column is in collaboration with Bloody Reader and we remind you to also read their article. The Soldier and the Vampire - Plot A soldier, returning to his village, glimpses a figure in a...

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