We are heading into the final two stories in Dark Divinations. I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.
Today’s story, by Alan Fisher, is “The Moat House Cob,” and it introduced me to a type of divination I had never heard of before–arachnomancy. This type of prophecy is definitely not for the squeamish. It uses the configuration of a spider’s web to foretell where something evil may occur. In this case, an ancient spider (the cob in the title,) foresees something wicked coming to the Tower of London where the “Prophecy Animals” are kept.