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Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton

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Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,165 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,504
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12364
Origin: gutenberg.org
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rt up, for I was growin' feared in that big room.

"And at last up I got, and began walkin' about the room, lookin' at this and peepin' at that, to amuse my mind, ye'll understand. And at last what sud I do but peeps into Madam Crowl's bedchamber.

"A grand chamber it was, wi' a great four-poster, wi' flowered silk curtains as tall as the ceilin', and foldin' down on the floor, and drawn close all round. There was a lookin'-glass, the biggest I ever sid before, and the room was a blaze o' light. I counted twenty-two wax candles, all alight. Such was her fancy, and no one dared say her nay.

"I listened at the door, and gaped and wondered all round. When I heard there was not a breath, and did not see so much as a stir in the curtains, I took heart, and walked into the room on tiptoe, and looked round again. Then I takes a keek at myself in the big glass; and at last it came in my head, 'Why couldn't I ha' a keek at the ald lady herself in the bed?

"Ye'd think me a fule if ye knew half how I longed to

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.23
jhelhen
****.

I won't necessarily call it ghost stories but it was interesting enough.


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