The Sound and the Philpott by Wilson Hazard James
Approx. 14,260 words.
Published on January 31, 2013 by
Soapbox Rising Press.
Outhouse builders do not recommend that the basements of these highly utilitarian structures be used as hiding places. They even say so right on their product warning labels: "USING THE BASEMENT OF THIS STRUCTURE AS A HIDING PLACE IS NOT RECOMMENDED. DOING SO MAY/WILL VIOLATE THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY."