Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bedtime reading

Young Goodman Brown
Welcome again, my children, to the communion of your race
Modern society has no shortage of ways to scare us. Technology brings the haunted house to life, for the ostensible purpose of frightening us to death. For my money, though, I'll take the raw power of a good, scary story. Try this one:
Depending upon one another's hearts, ye had still hoped that virtue were not all a dream. Now are ye undeceived. . . . Welcome again, my children, to the communion of your race.
Yes, it's good old Young Goodman Brown.

Happy Halloween!

2 Comments:

Blogger Frank said...

I was always scared by that old 19th century story about the guy getting turned into a moth by the devil. Anyone remember that one's name?

but I think Stephen King's the scaremaster nowadays!

11/03/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Jim Chen said...

Frank,

You're thinking of Stephen Vincent Benet, The Devil and Daniel Webster.

Jim

11/03/2006 6:16 PM  

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