A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales by Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville

By Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville

Ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties inhabit those 30 chilling stories collected from around the globe. Creepy vintage and modern tales from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere--including a fit supporting of yankee apparitions--will preserve readers and listeners scared stiff. Do you dare stroll down the lane the place "Crooker Waits"? Or could you really shake "The furry Hands"? Twenty eerie illustrations spotlight this better half to Robert D. San Souci's prior collections of frightening tales, which School Library Journal known as "an absolute pride. . . . younger readers will gobble up those thirty exciting snacks and beg for more." enjoy this supernatural deal with for spine-tingling enjoyable!

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They had closed the coffin, shutting me inside, and they were ham­ mering the nails into place. Shortly afterward the coffin began to move, but the labored footsteps and panting of the bearers gave me hope. We went out on the public street, where the pealing of the main church bells, the villagers’ comments, the very sounds that the heavens trans­ mit, led me to the correct interpretation of events. They were carrying me to my funeral. And panic overwhelmed me: I already felt the lack of air in my enclosure.

Have you seen, for example, how hard it is to catch them? ” “All right, joke all you want, but this is different. ” , “So what? ” “How should I know!... ” “Face, now that’s a good one. ” “Right, that’s what I thought until recently; but now they do and when you finally catch one, he looks at you with that expres­ sion o f.. ” “Cut it out, Joe; yeah, he looks at you so... ’” “Well, now... ” “So, everything’s fine. ” “Leaving? ” ‘Them. ” “And where are they going, Mr. ” “How should I know what they’ve cooked up: they must’ve found a way.

The sharp, flexible tip of the rod slipped a few centimeters under the labrena’s ugly little body, but since those walls are not always perfectly smooth, it got stuck and jammed on a protuberance or bump in the plaster. As a result, the tip jerked back, knocking the labrena down and... and propelled it with particular force against... against my face. I had just enough time to feel a chill on my skin that was worse than anything I had ever imagined in my life: the vile creature’s touch. And I lost consciousness.

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