50 Words Thursday # 20

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I always want to frighten them more.

(Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In The Castle 38)

The castle is open to the public on every Monday. People queue up, pay an entrance fee and are given a guided tour by one of the oldest employ of the family, their trusted butler. Special places of interest are the towers, especially the north tower which is the highest. It faces the woods at the back of the estate and the view from there is quite gloomy. But there is a story attached to this which is a major tourist attraction. The butler tells the tale of the suicide of one of the daughters of the family long ago, embellishing it with gory details. He has introduced a villain in the story, of his own making and has also added other details to make it more believable.When asked why he would make an already tragic story more so, he would say brazenly “I always want to frighten them more

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