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The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
I caught him, yes, I held him—it may be imagined with what a passion; but at the end of a minute I began to feel what it truly was that I held. We were alone with the quiet day, and his little heart, dispossessed, had stopped.
Contains: 1. The Turn of the Screw 2. The Friends of the Friends 3. Owen Wingrave 4. Sir Edmond Orme
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A young governess is sent to a country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the secrets of the house, she becomes more convinced that something evil is watching her.… (more)