By Barbara Michaels
These current contain Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, psychoanalyst Nandor Fodor, and a author who competitors all of them along with her sleuthing expertise. those masters of poser are approximately to place their minds to a couple of ghoulish stories--of households beset by way of poltergeistly pranks and bewitched via inexplicable horrors. Gripping puzzles, definite, however the terror of those stories is all too vicious and all too real.In the hollows of Tennessee, a family members is threatened via a dire spirit whose warnings of melancholy and dying come frighteningly true....In a small Connecticut city, a newly married widow and her young ones movement into her moment husband's domestic to discover their lives possessed via an incredible demon....Were those villains phantom spirits or evildoers of flesh and blood? Dare to determine during this masterful pride from Barbara Michaels--a story as scary by way of sunlight because it is via darkness."
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The fingers that rested on his, shyly and fleetingly, were as soft and delicate as those of a woman. A trifle miffed, John asked to be granted the same favor. 48 O THER W ORLDS “You only want a chance to catch me,” the Spirit said shrewdly. ” “I know you, John Johnson. ” So Calvin Johnson was the only person who ever felt the Spirit’s touch—except for slaps and pinches. But another neighbor actually got his arms around it. William Porter had spent night after night with the Bells in the hope of helping them.
The Spirit had taken to slapping her as well as pulling her hair. After waving this golden bait before the audience, the Spirit played coy. It insisted on a number of arbitrary con ditions before it consented to tell where the treasure was buried. Drew Bell and his brother-in-law Bennett Porter must do the actual digging. Mr. Johnson, whom it referred to familiarly as “Old Sugar Mouth,” must go with them to make sure the work was properly carried out and to ensure that every penny of the treasure would go to Betsy.
It will be no trouble, Harry just likes to make fires on cold mornings,” it said, with the sardonic humor it sometimes displayed. “If you are going to be sick long, Harry will come every day and see to your fires. ” Several of the other slaves felt the effect of the Spirit’s disapproval, but it abused the members of the family even more. The three younger boys, Joel, Richard, and Drew, all suffered from the Spirit’s invisible hands. It pulled the covers off their beds, threw sticks and stones at them from the bushes along the road when they walked to school, slapped them and pulled their hair.
Other Worlds by Barbara Michaels