Chapter 17: “Twixt Life and Death”

Weird fruits, part one: the Durian. Then a manx tale from the Isle of Man involving wholesale theft of seagull eggs!  Seriously, people are about to be put in jail over this. This week’s genre: Adventure/Mystery/Poetry.

“Twixt Life and Death” by Clucas Jouchin is from the 1905 anthology Fifty-Two Stories for Girls edited by Alfred H. Miles, and there is no doubt that this story is extremely appropriate for girls of all ages who dream of being a sleepwalker and really — really — don’t care for dogs.  So curl up on your favorite coat and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale.

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