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Fandoms: Casting the Runes - M. R. James, JAMES M. R. - Works, Canon Alberic's Scrap-book - M. R. James
24 Dec 2016
"It was supposed to be over," Harrington said, clinging to any faint hope he could muster. "Karswell is dead, the curse returned to him..."
"But not destroyed," Dunning said, his head in his hands. "The paper slip was not destroyed with his death. It could have been passed to another, or..." He trailed off, trembling so violently that Harrington reached out and put a hand on his shoulder to try and steady his nerves.
"Or what?" he asked quietly.
"Or... it could rebound upon me, as the last who was its possessor. All my reading points to this inescapable fact - the thing Karswell conjured with those runes still persists in this world."