''GHOST STORIES'' retold by Rosemary Border

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''Ghost Stories''

RETOLD BY Rosemary Border

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

A. M. BURRAGE

Alfred McLellan Burrage (1889-1956) was a well-known English novelist. He enjoyed writing about ghosts and horror, and produced two novels and many short stories in this genre. ''Smee'' comes from his collection entitled ''Someone in the Room''.

BRAM STOKER

Stoker (1847-1912) has been called ''one of the least-known authors of the one of the best-known books''. As a child, he enjoyed listening to and writing ghost stories, and predicted that one day his writing would make him famous. He worked as a lawyer, editor, and theatre manager, and wrote novels, short stories and non-fiction. His most famous work is ''Dracula'', which has appeared
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After a time the others go off to search for ''Smee''-but they don't know who are they looking for. When one player meets another he challenges him by saying ''Smee''. The other player answers ''Smee'', and they continue searching. But the real ''Smee'' doesn't answer when someone challenges. The second player stays quietly beside him. This goes until all the players are in the same place. The last one to find ''Smee'' has to pay forfeit.

So they started to play. It was good, noisy and amusing game. After some time, and some uncomfortable events (Mr. Sangston counted 13 people although there were only 12 people in the house, Mrs. Sangston thought that while they were all sitting on the stairs that there was person sitting behind her but no one was there, their son - Reggie touched somebody's cold hand in the dark and later found out that there is no one beside him) the fun had gone out of the game. They all started to play the game again, but they were no longer enjoying it.

While T. Jackson was looking for the ''Smee'' he bumped into a pair of human knees and touched woman's arm, he challenged her, and recieved no answer. Then he asked her about her name and she whispered: Brenda Ford. Soon Mrs Gorman joined them and she and Mr. Jackson started talking. After a while came Reggie looking for them saying that he's been looking for them two. They said how is that possible if ''Smee'' is with them, and Reggie

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