The Devil in the Belfry
Etching by Hermann Vögel, published 1904

The Devil in the Belfry is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839. It tells the tale of a small Dutch village called Vondervotteimittiss, which is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who plays pranks on the townspeople. The stranger ultimately causes chaos by manipulating the town clock, leading to comedic and absurd situations. The story explores themes of chaos, tradition, and the disruption of societal norms.


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