Initial thoughts on The Hospice

I had occasion today to read The Hospice, by Robert Aickman (1914-1980). This story was in the collection Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural (selected by Marvin Kaye).

Unfortunately, I had to go to Google to try to make sense of the story, since Kaye himself suggests that the meaning is rather obscure.

A simple G search turned up a result at some site, which itself is rather odd ... in a mysterious way.

Anyways, I'm going to put three dots next to the title in the table of contents (that's '...') so that, once I come back to this book, I'll make special note of this story.