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By Judd Holt

You've learn ghost tales, yet in contrast to this one. whilst Billy Griffin strikes from Dallas to the small city of Oakpoint, Texas in 1955, he thinks existence may be easier within the kingdom. in its place, his existence is became upside-down by means of a chain of inexplicable occasions. He has been residing within the previous ranch apartment just a couple of weeks while the silhouette of a girl looks in his bed room window. items disappear from his table. His sister Beth is bitten via a rattlesnake, then miraculously and mysteriously stored. Billy needs to name upon an previous conjure lady, Hebronetta Sikes, to make feel of the occasions, yet to take action he needs to get earlier her fierce partners, a Doberman and a German Shepherd. What he does, who he meets, and what he learns will shock you. Folklore, race family members, and small city lifestyles shape the history of this strange first novel.

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Don't you like it? " I asked, not answering her question. " I can still picture Beth sitting on a short stool, fixing herself up. On my desk, in neat rows, she had brushes, combs, Mother's lipstick, and several kinds of makeup. Her hair was in a pony tail, and she was carefully applying an excessive amount of everything to her face. The smell of perfume was overwhelming. "Let me know when my room airs out," I said as I put on my jeans and walked out the door. That Saturday night when I went to bed, Beth's beauty items were still on my desk, neatly lined up, and I remember thinking how embarrassed I would be if some guy were to come into my room and see all that Page 24 stuff.

Our family had one car, one dog, one cat, and a small brick house on a tree-shaded street about two miles north of downtown Dallas. We also had a girl, my sister Beth, who was three years younger than I. Beth was conceived in between the battles of the North Atlantic, a little family mystery I had figured out long before I graduated from high school. During the fall of 1954, when I was in the eighth grade, my dad made the decision to leave Southern Methodist and accept a job at a state college in a small town located about forty miles north of Dallas.

I looked at Beth, who was ten, and she stared at me with a what-in-the-world-are-we-doing-here look. I answered her look by scrunching my shoulders in a "beats me" manner, then I stuck my hand out the window and moved it up with the wind against my palm pretending to go over the top of a telephone pole, then down to the ground, then over the next pole until Dad told me to shut the window. " Beth asked Dad in a sarcastic way. Page 6 As if he were surveying the most magnificent ranch in the world, he answered, "Oh, they're here.

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