‘The Tower’ by Marghanita Laski

Do you enjoy the taste of adventure? Do you like wanderlust, curiosity, self-directed exploration? Do you like counting? Do you like purpose draining away? Do you like a kaleidoscopic sense of slow dread? Do you want to feel the horrors of Sisyphus and Tantalus amid the grotesqueries of Escher-like architectural glitching in the European countryside? Me too, and what a tour guide.

Published in 1955, read in The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories ed. Michael Cox  (1996)