Piper at the Gates of Dawn
by Kenneth Grahame.
The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast is still producing its weekly episode of classic ghost stories – don’t worry about that!
However, given the current climate and concerns about Coronavirus, I thought it would be nice to read a story with a bit of magic and wonder to it.
As such I chose Chapter 7 of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows which tells the story of the little animals that mess about in boats on the big river.
In this episode our small heroes row down the river on a moonlit night to meet the Piper at the Gates of Dawn, who is none other than the Great God Pan.
Summoned by his pan-pipes, the animals bow down and worship the wonderful, awesome, smiling lord of nature, and I hope that can remind us that the sun still rises, the birds still sing and the flowers bloom like madness in the spring.
More horror next week.