Negotium Perambulans is a short story by british writer E. F. Benson.
It details the tale of a man, who, as a child, comes to an isolated fisher villiage in West Cornwall and is enchanted with it. He stays at his uncles house during this entiere time, hearing his uncle (who is a vicar) give sermons that are especially teryfiyng, mostly when refering to a couple of painted panels, on which is detailed the horrible death of a sacriligeous person at the hands of of a horrible creature.
The man as a boy eventualy moves to London and only when his education is complete, he returns, villing never to leave again.
Among the most significant works Edward Frederic Benson: And the dead Spoke..., The Outcast, Machon, Negotium Perambulans..., At the Farmhouse, Inscrutable Decrees, The Gardener, Mr Tilly's Seance, Mrs Amworth, In the Tube, Roderick's Story, The Horror Horn, The Mapp and Lucia, The Inheritor, Secret Lives, Naboth's Vineyard, At the Farmhouse, The Wishing-Well, The Terror by Night, The Thing in the Hall, The Cat, The Sanctuary.