Barry Pain, english journalist, poet and writer. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories, but he also wrote many horror stories, which were well received by the lay men and critics alike. Best remembered for his Eliza group of comedic short stories. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by this remarkable author for your enjoyment: - Aunt Martha. - The Bet. - The Boy in the Book. - The Discovery of Nesting. - Eliza and the Special. - The Kindness of the Celestial. - The Victim of Apparatus.