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Uncanny Tales

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Author: Mrs Molesworth
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,001 / 135 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 704
Added to site: 2011.10.02
mnybks.net#: 30836
Genre: Young Readers

This is a collection of six tales for young adults. All six stories have supernatural elements.

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turned in that direction as I spoke.

Again my little brother hesitated.

"I'll go with you if you'll hold hands," he said, "but I'll shut my eyes. And I won't open them till you tell me there's no shadow on the wall. You must tell me truly."

"But there must be some shadows," I said, "in this bright moonlight, trees and branches, or even clouds scudding across--something of that kind is what you must have seen, dear."

He shook his head.

"No, no, of course I wouldn't mind that. I know the difference. No--you couldn't mistake. It goes along, right along, in a creeping way, and then at the door its hands come farther out, and it feels."

"Is it like a man or a woman?" I said, beginning to feel rather creepy myself.

"I think it's most like a rather little man," he replied, "but I'm not sure. Its head has got something fuzzy about it--oh, I know, like a sticking out wig. But lower down it seems wrapped up, like in a cloak. Oh, it's horrid."

And

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