The Ink Drinker
What's he to do? He starts spying on the customers, especially one particularly tall and strange fellow. The weird man is a vampire, but of a different sort. He sucks the ink out of books.
After following the vampire to the cemetery, our hero discovers the monster's lair. It turns out that the man is a vampire with a blood allergy. He turned to book ink as his only means of nourishment.
And he converts our brave but foolish friend into an ink drinker too! For the first time in his life, the bookseller's son is glad of his father's profession. He starts sipping ink from books and discovers the wonders of the stories within them.
How long will he be able to hide his affliction? Only your imagination can tell you.
The Ink Drinker is a neat story. The characters drink ink off the pages of books; that's really wierd! I liked the part when the letters get stuck on the vampire's face. It wasn't too scary.