A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales by Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville

By Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville

Ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties inhabit those 30 chilling stories accumulated from around the globe. Creepy vintage and modern tales from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere--including a fit aiding of yankee apparitions--will hold readers and listeners scared stiff. Do you dare stroll down the lane the place "Crooker Waits"? Or might you particularly shake "The bushy Hands"? Twenty eerie illustrations spotlight this better half to Robert D. San Souci's past collections of frightening tales, which School Library Journal known as "an absolute satisfaction. . . . younger readers will gobble up those thirty exciting snacks and beg for more." relish this supernatural deal with for spine-tingling enjoyable!

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Help me! How long, [ 0 M ~ l l i lfather ,~ of the land]? Help me! How long, 0 shep[herd] of the black-headed folk? Help me! How long, [ 0 keeper of your own counsel]? Help me! How long, [ 0 wild bull who lets his herd stray]? Help me! How long, [ 0 sleeper of feigned sleep]? Help me! How long, 0 lord of Nippur? Help me! How long, 0 lord, how long will a mighty foe have had full control of your land? [How long, 0 lord, will an enemy] destroy your land? [ ] has scattered the people of your land to a distant [lalnd, [ ] has left the cult centers moaning, [ ] has scattered [ 1 kap) [May Asalluhi-Marduk, lord of ~ a b ~ l o,3n ] (join) my prayer, iMay his wife, Panunanlki-Sarpanitu, (join) my supplication.

May the people's mouths speak praise of me. Set [aslsent, obedience, and peace upon my lips. [By] your eternal assent, which cannot be changed, Let my (personal) god stand at my right, Let my (personal) goddess stand at my left, Let the god who keeps (me) in well-being always be at my side, Let courtier and official speak a favorable word for me. Look upon me, lord, accept my supplication! Reconcile with me the hearts of my angry, furious, wrathful (personal) god and my (personal) goddess which are angry, furious, and wrathful with me, As well as the heart of your great divinity!

May I, your servant, live in well-being, Let me be purified* [in] your name from witchcraft, Let me libate cool water in your drinking pipe,1 Revive me, let me sound your praises! 563 ( 1 S) Text: Ebeling, KAR 227, rev. iii 8-24; Ebeling-Kocher-Rost, LKA 89, rev. right, 3-7. Edition: Ebeling, TuL, 13 1-132. ,. Literature: Mayer, UFBG, efemmii kimtija I. *Notes to Texl: (I) Reading von Soden, ZA 43 (1944)~266; translation uncertain. " (IS) Seux, Hymnes, 432 note 9, following Mullo Weir, reads "let me invoke your name," but this does not accord well with LKU 89, rev.

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