In 18 century France, a young man in urgent need of money visits his aristocratic adoptive father's house, only to find the inhabitants mysteriously vanished. Fortunately, he is not without resources: he is a student of the "lavori d'Aracne", an interesting form of magic based on weaving links between similar objects, so that anything that happens to one happens to both.
Stories that touch the supernatural
You are a mouse sized house hippo. It is christmas eve and everyone went to bed already. That is, everyone except you. You are determined to see Santa Claus this year. Can you stay awake long enough to be handed your presents personally?