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CAA Summer Speed Paint Challenge / The Paperback Challenge #3

Edgar Allan Poe / The Masque Of The Red Death (1842)

"The Masque of the Red Death, originally published as The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. Prospero dies after confronting this stranger, whose "costume" proves to have nothing tangible inside it; the guests also die in turn."