"The Reaper's Image" is a short story written by Stephen King. It was original published in the Spring 1969 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, and later included in King's own 1985 collection Skeleton Crew.


The story concerns a visit by antique collector James Spangler to the Samuel Claggert museum, a museum estate full of Claggert's assembled possessions and "blatant junk", in attempt to buy the legendary DeIver's mirror. The museum curator, Mr. Carlisle, ushers Spangler through the building, recounting the storied history of the rare Elizabethan mirror, which has been plagued by incidents of attempted destruction.

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