This is a wonderful short story that takes place way down south in the early part of the 1800s. Jacobs has an excellent premise, and an intriguing cast of characters. I wish he would consider expanding "An Incident At Walter's Creek" into novel length someday. And if he does, I feel it would be to his advantage to tone down the thick southern dialect. While it may be authentic, I found it frequently got in the way of my enjoyment of the story. I recommend this short story for those who enjoy a fun, quick scare, and intend to read other works by this talented writer.