Scary Story Reader (Google eBook)

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august house, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 174 pages
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A collection of scary urban legends and other modern-day horror tales preserved by oral tradition, including "Hook-arm," "The Call from the Downstairs Phone," and "Give Me Back My Guts!"
  

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this joint is mad scary!

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

This was the best scary story book I had ever read as a kid. A few stories in it still haunt me to this day, the story about the cottonmouth snakes in particular. Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Jan Harold Brunvand
7
The Classic Urban Legends
15
The Urban RunnersUp
37
A Terror Tour of Our Nation
59
Jump
115
Laugh Yourself to Death
127
Our Favorite Horror Tales
147
Afterword for Parents Teachers and Librarians
165
Notes on Selected Stories
172
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Page 14 - Gasping, he gestured for a pencil and paper from the table next to his bed, and he scribbled something and pressed the note into the priest's hand. The priest stuffed the note into his pocket and rang for help, but the man died before anyone arrived in time to render aid.
Page 8 - For example, in urban legends people do things like fill cars with cement, microwave their pets, get bitten by poisonous snakes concealed in imported garments, lose their grandmother's corpse from the car roof...

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RICHARD YOUNG is Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

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