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Get ready to chuckle and to shiver—sometimes both at once! Within these pages you’ll encounter situations that are scary or amusing, but always unforgettable. Here are just three of them:
• When blundering kidnappers snatch a little boy, the hilarious events that follow will leave you wondering who the “victim" really is.
• Two old friends enter the gloomy wine cellar, its cold walls dripping with dampness. Only one of the friends will ever leave.
• Riding home from a late-night party, a timid schoolmaster is pursued by a terrifying man on horseback — a man with no head.
Readability Note: The stories in this Townsend Library Classic have been carefully edited for clarity and readability. Click here for details about the editing process.