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Monday, October 28, 2013

House of Horrors

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An excerpt:

     "How much money you got?" I asked Cecil. Cecil had thirty cents, too, which made us even. We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all: we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being. "Here's his eyes," we were told when we touched two peeled grapes on a saucer.  "Here's his heart," which felt like raw liver. "These are his innards," and our hands were thrust into a plate of cold spaghetti.

~ from To Kill a Mockingbird,
written by Harper Lee

Have you ever been in a "House of Horrors" like this?  I remember doing this at a friend's Halloween party once when I was young, only we were blindfolded.  I wasn't scared by it, but it was still a bit creepy to touch the various items when I couldn't actually see them.

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