“We had passed through long walls of piled skeletons, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs” (108-109), Is the description used to create a picture of the beginning of the vault. Words such as intermingling and inmost recesses paints a terrifying picture of a never ending vault and hope being lost. The long thought out descriptions also create suspense as they constantly show how deep the characters descend. “We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame,” (L 135-137). This particular description stood out as particularly somber.
The Rivercene Mansion, a Civil War era country home in New Franklin, Missouri, is known to be haunted by the souls of previous owners. The Kinney family, the original owners of the house in the late 1800’s, had eight members of their family die in the house. Joseph Kinney, the father of the Kinney children, was a steamboat captain along the Missouri River who work hard and saved money to built the house in 1869, he died of natural causes in 1892. Six of the eleven children died before the age of seven. The youngest son, Noble Kinney, suffered the most tragic of the deaths: he fell over the second story balcony and down the main staircase, he died instantly.
It’s abandoned, completely isolated, and still has furniture, clothes, and toys that my mother had when she was little. I would like to visit this place with my grandma and mother too, because I feel like a chance like this would never happen again. The home is hard to find, and only my grandmother can locate it. It’s very difficult to get to because there’s no roads or any signs for direction, it’s all based off of my grandma’s memory.
Taking a deep breath, I open the door, creaking as it pivots on its rusty hinges. I step inside carefully. Upon looking around, I gasp and realize everything was exactly the way Kaufman described it, except the eerie bust he spoke of. It was still there, put together and dusty. I examine all parts of the room, on the floor a small square of carpet was peeled back.
My partner noticed in the area surrounding the body, that the carpet and rugs were still neat and undisturbed on the stairs. Along with that, all of the hangings and fixtures on the wall of the stairs were still in place. In the kitchen we found a frying pan with food cooking on the stove. Later we learned from the
It’s too dark to tell what could be at the bottom, or for how long it goes down. I look around to see Alex, but he is nowhere to be seen. Scanning the basement, I see beg dirt piles, like there were more holes before. I lean over to get a closer look, but feel the presence of something behind me. I turn around only for my face to be illuminated by an oncoming truck.
It is off the coast of Devon in England with trees, hills, rocky ridges surrounding the island. Being shaped like a soldier’s head is not only what thrills people, they love the house , with its dining room, a living room and many more rooms to observe!People love all of the fireplaces, clocks, and bathrooms spread around. In addition, you are always warm for the freezing, cold winter. This house is like a museum just waiting to be explored. In addition when you open the window you can listen to relaxing ocean sounds, or maybe if you listen very carefully muffled water wave would tell you “Ruuun, ruuun.”
The story illustrates foreshadowing when the grandmother reads the newspaper misfit a deranged killer who is headed to Florida, “I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that a loose in it. I couldn't answer to my conscience if I did. " The grandmother says. Afterwards the grandmother asks John Wesley what he would do if he ever ran into Misfit, he ripostes “I will smack him in the face” this foreshadows there encounter with misfit. As the family is riding, they see a large cotton field with five graves fenced in the middle of it “like a small island” this exemplifies the sense of their foretold death each grave symbolizing the death of the five people in the car minus the cat.
Inv. Reyer photographed the scene and took a window screen and jewelry box for further evidence analysis. Mr. Carmical was provided this report number for his records. Items reported missing at the time of this report Silver vinyl cover briefcase containing gold and silver coins
The ironic twists in the story are dark and grotesque. The sub-plot of the story is about an escaped convict on the loose heading toward Florida. Ironically, this is the same destination that the family is headed toward. Early on in the short story the grandmother says, “The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what is says he did to these people.
The house, white against the darker background, nestled somewhere in the Hollywood Hills, is very rarely ever seen. This isn’t to say that that it was behind a large fence, the way a lot of people living there have, or that it was abandon and overgrown with weeds and shrubs. No, what I mean is that the house was sometimes there and sometimes not, gone in the fog just as quickly as it came. I can’t give you an address so you can attempt to see this phenomena yourself, because I’m not entirely sure it has one, nor would I even know what it was if it did. On occasion, it is there, silhouetted in the moonlight against what in the daytime would be green hills behind it; but in the night, when I have only viewed this ghostly façade, it is black against black as they roll off toward the horizon.