The Will of Stanley Brooke is a Cthulhu Mythos short story by Ramsey Campbell. In it:
Stanley Brooke dies. Then an identical man called William Collier mysteriously appears, his movements clumsy and his skin pallid and waxy. Relatives then discover that the dead man has left his estate to this bizarre simulacrum in the will.
The rest of this question contains spoilers for both that story and H.P. Lovecraft's The Festival which I won't hide, as it would render the whole question blank. You have been warned.
Late in the story Brooke's lawyer, Mr Bond, suddenly realises something is amiss. Brooke's relatives are trying to claim a portion of the will for their own, and the impostor replies:
'Oh please don't try to be subtle,' Collier advised her. 'I know what you're after, and I can tell you now that I wouldn't dream of splashing my money about.'
'Why, you worm-' begin Emily.
Collier recoiled and collided with a sideboard, overturning a vase.
'My God,' Bond said tonelessly.
This the moment Bond realises there's something very wrong with Collier and he forms a plan to take action.
However, I have never understood what it was that causes Bond to make the sudden realisation. Nothing in particular happens to change things or provide new information, and up until this point, Bond seems happy to accept Collier as he is. What changed?
Furthermore I had always assumed that the connection between Brooke and Collier was deliberately hidden to heighten the horror of the tale. Is he undead, or something worse? However, in his introduction to the short story collection Cold Print, Ramsey compares this story with The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft. This features an old man wearing a lifelike wax mask to disguise something far worse underneath. Is there anything in The Will of Stanley Brooke which suggests Collier is somehow disguised?