EDOGAWA RAMPO, THE HUMAN CHAIR LP – READ BY LAURENCE R. HARVEY, SCORE BY SLASHER FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY NATURAL WHITE . Not once,” Chin-hua answered without any hesitation, her face glowing as she crunched on the melon seeds in her mouth. edogawa ranpo Edogawa Ranpo. The Human Chair is a scary story about a strange person who carries out a very It is based on an old Japanese story by Edogawa Rampo.

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First, however, I must request you to turn your thoughts back to the moment when my chair—and I—were both placed in the lobby of the hotel. In every way I endeavored to make her more comfortable every time she placed her weight on my chair. I then realized fully and deeply that as a Japanese I really craved a lover of my own kind. And the edogawx is chaig.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Every night, I crawl out of the chair and sneak upstairs to watch you sleep.

At night, however, he exits the sofa and engages in truly criminal activity. I love you and I think you could love me too… if only you saw me. He just waits there, in the utter darkness of the chair, listening to you, being pressed upon by you.

Instead, I seemed to be plunging headlong into a new whirlpool of maddening pleasure. After instructing his assistant to organize the pickup of the sofa, he climbs inside. You are commenting using your WordPress. When I heard this, my heart leaped to my mouth. Completing my weird task, I stripped down to my waist and buried myself inside the chair. But instead of a shell, I had a better shield—a chair which would conceal me far more effectively.


Nevertheless, she now opened the envelope in her hand and took out the numerous, closely written sheets. You are commenting using your WordPress. But there was one member of the family I loved more than all of the others. Of course, I had to take out a lot of the wooden framework and the springs inside. I miss your touch.

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Email required Address never made public. Gradually I could begin to distinguish the sitters just by the sense of touch rather than of sight. This may seem altogether te fantastic. I never felt the affectionate touch of a hand or the warm feeling of a pair of lips brushing against mine. Although it was a sinister idea, it attracted me with a powerful magnetism which I found impossible to resist. One day, after the completion of a luxurious sofa commissioned for the lobby of a new hotel, he realized that it was his masterpiece.

Before I could anticipate what the next development would be, a large, heavy body like that of a European fell on my knees and seemed to bounce two or three times before settling down.

It’s weird and kind of spooky in its own way, and could be an allegory I sneaked out of the chair and then i saw the mother, dumbfounded. The Human Chair is as it sounds. On the third day after my arrival at the hotel I discovered that I had already taken in quite a haul.

Following this somewhat unhallowed but nevertheless enjoyable experience, I forgot all about my original intentions of committing robbery. Imagine, Madam, I really and actually made up my mind to carry out that awful scheme to the end, come what may! He eventually gets an order to make this big old honking leather armchair for a hotel that serves international guests. If true, what a horrible experience she had unknowingly undergone! The two twists at the end — The first was in the story.


First let me explain that I am ugly beyond description. Not one of them suspected that the soft cushion they were sitting on was actually little old me.

It gave me a great thrill to imagine all the different people who would sit on the chair I created. When they felt tired, I would move my knees back and forth, gently rocking them to sleep. I left a small space for supplies, like food and drinks and I even included a little potty for pee and poo. Rampo was a fan of Edgar Allen Poe and you can see that in this story.

Edogawa Rampo Hirai Taro, is widely regarded as the father of Japanese mystery writing. Later I discovered that it was not an ordinary room, but the lobby. All I could think about was the exquisite feeling of having people sit on me.

They are often affluent visitors.

The Human Chair

As you can imagine, my plan was so unique and original, so utterly unexpected, that no one was ever the wiser. For many months I have hidden myself away from the light of civilization, hidden, as it were, like the devil himself.

Cancel reply Enter your comment here As before, I rested the weight of my body on the four legs that supported the chair, first dragging it to a sunny spot on the porch of my workshop.

Proof of the mad love which I now cherished for this intellectual lady was found in the fact that I longed to hold her every moment of the time.