The basic premise of this one (as best that I can remember it) is that a farmer, who has recently dug a new well, has discovered some sort of strange beings living underground near his well. I don't remember the details of how, but they communicate through notes lowered/raised in the well's bucket. At one point, the farmer and his wife send down a roast turkey dinner, which the beings below enjoy.
For reasons I cannot remember, the farmer either becomes angry with, or exceptionally curious about, the beings below. He descends the well one evening, possibly armed with a shotgun, possibly not.
The chilling twist to the story comes the next day went the wife retrieves the bucket from the well. The beings write that they really enjoyed the live turkey she sent them, and would like more. The live turkey, of course, was the farmer, who was eaten by the creatures below.
I remember not only reading this one as a kid, but also seeing a tv show adaptation of it. I thought it was the old Rod Serling show Night Gallery, but I have not been able to find that particular story yet. I also seem to remember hearing the story told at summer camp a few times, which makes me wonder if the story has its roots in some old story/legend.
Timeframe of Publication
I'd guess no later than the 1970s, probably a lot earlier.