By Alvin Schwartz
Are you courageous sufficient for frightening tales?
a few girls and boys have been at a celebration one evening. there has been a graveyard down the road, they usually have been conversing approximately how frightening it used to be.
"Don't ever stand on a grave after dark," one of many boys stated. "The individual inside of will seize you."
"A grave doesn't scare me," stated one of many ladies. "I'll do it straight away. . . ."
Welcome to the macabre global of frightening tales, the place folklorist Alvin Schwartz deals up the main alarming choice of horror, darkish revenge, and supernatural occasions of all time. here's a collection of terribly chilling stories besides spine-tingling illustrations by means of popular artist Brett Helquist.
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But we don't need bus tickets," he added. "I've taken care of it. " Gabriel shrugged and stood, brushing crumbs of dirt off his clothes. "I've got us a car. I hotwired it and it's ready. So if you're finished talking…" Kaitlyn leaned her head into her hands. " She could feel the golden-white blaze of anger beside her. And now Rob was standing, moving up to get right in Gabriel's face. He was absolutely furious. " he said. Chapter 4 Gabriel gave one of his wildest smiles. "I stole us a car. " "What about it?
They're not home," Kaitlyn said in despair. "I was stupid. " "We'll wait. Or come back," Rob said firmly, his resolution and his temper undisturbed. They were heading toward the shade of the garage when a boy, a little older than they were, came around from the back of the house. He had no shirt and his thin, sinewy body looked tough. Kait would never have dared approach him on the street. But he also had curly hair that shone in the morning light like mahogany, and a full, rather sullen mouth.
No! None of us can stay. Don't you see, he wants to keep us here—and we haven't seen Joyce yet. The instant he said it, Kaitlyn knew he was right. It was a trap. " she shouted, both mentally and aloud—but even as she was shouting it, a shape appeared in the kitchen doorway beside her. Hands grabbed for her. " Kait found herself kicking and screaming. Other shouts hurt her ears. All she could see was the venomous, twisted face in front of her. Joyce Piper's sleek blond hair was plastered flat to her head with sweat and blood.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz