The Whippoorwills in the Hills Summary
August Derleth

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The Whippoorwills in the Hills Summary

Abel Harrop, a loner neither close to his family nor any neighboring farmers, lives in an isolated farmhouse in Harrop's Pocket without electricity and with an old partyline telephone. When Harrop suddenly disappears, those first on the scene are perplexed because they can find no signs of preparation for his departure. Indeed, what evidence there is suggests a hasty exit. A book is even open on a table in the dining room he had turned into a study, as if he had been in the middle of reading it when he left. The lamp he had been reading by seems to have burned out on its own after his disappearance. His cousin Dan, who had sometimes played with Abel at the farmhouse years before when they were children, comes to stay at Harrop's Pocket to try to discover what happened to the vanished Abel. The sheriff's department is...

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