This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Beetle is supernatural thriller in which a polymorphous Ancient Egyptian entity seeks revenge on a British Member of Parliament. Robert Holt, a clerk who has been looking all day for a place to work, which he hasn't had for a long time, seeks shelter and food at a workhouse in Fulham. He is, however, denied, and in the dark and rain walks on looking for another place to stay. Holt comes upon a house in terrible state, with opened window, and invites himself in. This proves to be a mistake, as he comes face to face with what the beetle, and gets hypnotized into paralysis. The beetle takes human form as an Arab, and starts making a use of Holt.