As this was originally published as a novelette and a bit long for an episode of PseudoPod, staff turned this into an abridgement project to see if we could trim out some of the fat and keep the core of the story. What is presented is the abridged text we’ve edited.
The Withered Heart (abridged)
by G.G. Pendarves
If a fifteen years’ friendship means anything to you, come at once.
My whole future is at stake and you’ve got to come and help. It’s a very very queer thing, and Jonquil and I don’t agree at all about it. I wish to heaven we’d found the box earlier and had more time to argue it all out.
Come and see us through it.
May 27th, 1938.