By Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville
Ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties inhabit those 30 chilling stories accrued from all over the world. Creepy vintage and modern tales from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere--including a fit supporting of yankee apparitions--will continue readers and listeners scared stiff. Do you dare stroll down the lane the place "Crooker Waits"? Or may you quite shake "The bushy Hands"? Twenty eerie illustrations spotlight this better half to Robert D. San Souci's past collections of frightening tales, which School Library Journal referred to 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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When the soldiers had gone, Jehan went back to the clock's tomb. Friedrich was waiting for him there. "One day," Jehan said, "you will build another. In another city, far from here, we shall start again, you and I. You will build another clock, and I shall be your apprentice. We shall spread the secret throughout the world - all the world. If they will not entertain us in Europe, we'll go to the New World, and if they are madly fearful of the devil there, we'll go to the undiscovered islands of the Pacific.
His grandmother had told him that the Devil had come to her father, Master Zacharius, in the form of a dwarf named Pittonaccio. " Jehan stammered, quite ready to believe that he was face to face with the Devil. The moment of awakening is a vulnerable one, in which deep impressions can be made that are sometimes difficult of amendment. The litde man paused momentarily, as if he had not expected to be addressed in French, but he answered fluently enough in the same language. "I am the Master of Andernatt," he said, proudly.
It did not seem, now that he had finished, that it was hij| work. He was a printer, after all, not a locksmith or clockmaker. He had played at being a locksmith and a clock-* maker when he was a child, using the very same tools that had served him so well now, but it had always been play rather than work. Clockmaking had never been his vocation, even though circumstance seemed to have turned him into something more like clockwork than flesh, at least for a while. He watched the dwarf set the hands of the clock.
A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales by Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville