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Tài liệu tham khảo học tiếng anh | Ghost Stories Ghost Stories Content Smee The Judge s House The Stranger in the Mist The Confession of Charles Linkworth The Ghost Coach Fullcircle Smee by A. M. Burrage retold by Rosemary Border 1 No said Jackson with a shy little smile. I m sorry. I won t play hide and seek. It was Christmas Eve and there were fourteen of us in the house. We had had a good dinner and we were all in the mood for fun and games - all that is except Jackson. When somebody suggested hide and seek there were loud shouts of agreement. Jackson s refusal was the only one. It was not like Jackson to refuse to play a game. Aren t you feeling well someone asked. I m perfectly all right thank you he said. But he added with a smile that softened his refusal but did not change it I m still not playing hide and seek. Why not someone asked. He hesitated for a moment before replying. I sometimes go and stay at a house where a girl was killed. She was playing hide and seek in the dark. She didn t know the house very well. There was a door that led to the servants staircase. When she was chased she thought the door led to a bedroom. She opened the door and jumped - and landed at the bottom of the stairs. She broke her neck of course. We all looked serious. Mrs Fernley said How terrible And were you there when it happened Jackson shook his head sadly. No he said but I was there when something else happened. Something worse. What could be worse than that This was said Jackson. He hesitated for a moment then he said I wonder if any of you have 1 1 Ghost Stories ever played a game called Smee . It s much better than hide and seek. The name comes from It s me of course. Perhaps you d like to play it instead of hide and seek. Let me tell you the rules of the game. Every player is given a sheet of paper. All the sheets except one are blank. On the last sheet of paper is written Smee . Nobody knows who Smee is except Smee himself - or herself. You turn out the lights and Smee goes quietly out of the room and

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