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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural - The 11:59 Summary & Analysis

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Lester Simmons is a retired Pullman car porter. Lester often goes to the porter house to tell old stories to the rookie porters who know little about life as a porter before the union was formed. One night, after telling one such story, Lester leaves the house and hears a train whistle. Due to the fact that he knows the whistle cannot be from a scheduled train, Lester looks at his ring and realizes that he has heard the fabled 11:59, anyone who hears this whistle will die within twenty-four hours.

Lester tries to fight the inevitable by locking himself in his apartment, but when 11:59 comes around again, the train comes through the wall of his apartment and the voice of an old friend calls out to Lester. Lester admits to trying to escape the 11:59, but his friend tells him it is okay because everyone does. Lester is...

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