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Thing at the Foot of the Bed A collection of ghost stories humorous and scary This, along with Arrow Book of Spooky Stories which included some of the stories, was one of my favorite books growing up Looking back at it, it seems a little repetitive this book totally and completely fucked me up for forever.what s worse, Best Ebook, Thing At The Foot Of The Bed Author Maria Leach This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Thing At The Foot Of The Bed, Essay By Maria Leach Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Here the only mysterious element of the unexplained is, why so many people seem to remember this book with fondness Coming to it for the first time as an adult I found it stultifying only three of the pieces work, several are eminently guessable at the halfway mark, and a lot just don t work Mostly this is down to a blatant curtness, that only works with the dead pan tale of a man kicking a skull along the road as you do The blatant curtness comes down to the author being an awful children s writer whatever her prowess at anthologising folktales, and being a Grimm type story gatherer, so much of what she writes is just a single page in length, and has no room to create any effect To such an extent I am literally surprised how c I had this book as a kid and loved it when I saw that Dover had republished it I just had to read it again It is a collection of ghost stories from around the world, though mostly English, Canadian Maritime and African American in origin And not just stories which are usually only a few paragraphs long but there is poetry, games, songs and even a Newfoundland sea shanty The I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis A collection of traditional ghost stories with information on their purported origins.This is a selection of traditional ghost stories ranging from mildly humorous to reasonably tedious, plus a bizarre collection of beliefs about ghosts and ghostly behaviour and some ghostly games to play I wasn t aware on reading this that it was originally published in 1959, so the old fashioned feel to the format and narratives isn t so much old fashioned, as contemporary for the time The stories are split into sections scary tales, funny tales and real ones although how the real ones differ from the others is unclear and each of the tales is linked to its supposed origins, as far as they are known This is quite a quick read, with most of the stories only taking up one or two pages each, along with an illustration.It may be that Bart Simpson was correct when he posited that perhaps people were just easier to scare in the olden days but I found nothing even remotely scary about the stories contained in this book Also, the narrative style is so abrupt and unlike most writing for children today that I can t imagine many younger readers will be particularly frightened by the stories either which I suppose could be a The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Tales was originally published in 1959 It is a short collection of folk tales involving ghosts and a few witch stories I was especially fond of Sweet William s Ghost All stories are brief perfect for short attention spans I had read this book as a child and found it frightening, as an adult I find it quaint Some of these stories I had heard during childhood sleepovers and scouting campfires The illustrations are simplistic and suit the book q Just re read this in honor of Halloween it s every bit as good as I remembered I had forgotted blocked out the Singing Bone story still gave me the creeps I loved this book of ghost stories as a kid I still remember a few of them vividly, like the one where a man is staying in an abandoned house and these cats keep sticking their paws in his food and saying Sop doll, sop or Sop something anywa This book was recommended to me by a friend, who claimed it was quite spooky I think I would have enjoyed it if I d read it as a child, but there were a couple creepy as hell stories that surprised me, as most of the tales were quite mild.There s an unusual section near the end that details how to summon ghosts, and one of the suggestions wa One of my all time favorites since I was in elementary school I checked it out of the school library, and me and my friends would act out the stories at recess I just now remembered about it when I saw a post on facebook to a medieval zombie story , because in the book there is a story about a gu

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