The Screaming Skull

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,105 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,359
Added to site: 2008.01.05
mnybks.net#: 19619
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woman. Luke remembered that, I'm sure. I don't want to know what he did when he thought of it; my taste never ran in the direction of horrors, and I don't fancy you care for them either, do you? No. If you did, you might supply what is wanting to the story.

It must have been rather grim, eh? I wish I did not see the whole thing so distinctly, just as everything must have happened. He took it the night before she was buried, I'm sure, after the coffin had been shut, and when the servant girl was asleep. I would bet anything, that when he'd got it, he put something under the sheet in its place, to fill up and look like it. What do you suppose he put there, under the sheet?

I don't wonder you take me up on what I'm saying! First I tell you that I don't want to know what happened, and that I hate to think about horrors, and then I describe the whole thing to you as if I had seen it. I'm quite sure that it was her work-bag that he put there. I remember the bag very well, for she always used it of an

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Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****
2013.04.09
Sardo Weems
*****

A good ghost story told by a nattering sea captain to his guest. A murdered woman's skull just won't settle down and accept death. Good plotting, good main character. Creepy story.

2012.01.04
jhelhen
*****

Love this story. I've read it a lot of times and it still gives me the creeps.

2009.09.30
Janette520
****.

The story, written as if you are in conversation with the author, tells of the mysterious death of a wife and the resulting haunting of her former home.


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