13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

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University of Alabama Press, Aug 1, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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Jeffrey is the mischievous 'something' that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma. He first made his presence known in October l966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased--through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects.He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey's antics are widely recounted. 'Nobody has ever been afraid of Jeffrey.' Mrs. Windham says. 'He is very convenient to have--we blame everything that goes awry on him. His only purpose for existing (if that word is proper) is to prod me into collecting and preserving 'true' ghost stories from throughout the South.'

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This collection of the ghost stories culled from many story-telling sessions around the State of Alabama by the wonderful [author:Kathryn Tucker Windham|76363] can easily be read in a single setting ... Read full review

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I have always loved this book since I was little. This book was legendary among schoolchildren in Alabama in the 70s and 80s. Such fun to read some of the ghost stories from state history. Read full review

Contents

The Ghost of the Angry Architect
13
The Faithful Vigil at Carlisle Hall
33
The Phantom Steamboat of the Tombigbee
47
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Kathryn Tucker Windham (d. 2011) grew up in Thomasville, Alabama, the youngest child in a large family of storytellers. A Selma resident, Mrs. Windham was a freelance writer, collected folklore, and photographed the changing scenes of her native South. She was a nationally recognized storyteller and a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

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