Welcome. A Shady Plot. .... by Elsie Brown. What’s in the Title?. “ Plot ” may mean – A small piece of ground. A ground plan. Storyline – the plan, scheme or main story. A secret plan for something illegal. “ Shady ” may mean – Full of shade; shaded. Casting shade.
.... by Elsie Brown
“Shady” may mean –
Hallock, Give us another on the supernatural this time. Something to give them the horrors!
How am I going to cure her of her alarming tendency to take up every new fad?
Yes… I should say it is!
This writing business is delightful, isn’t it?
So, I had said, “Precisely!” in the deepest voice I was capable of, …(Hallock)
Nothing. Absolutely nothing, my dear lady. I was merely waiting for you to tell me why you had come.
What are you gaping at?
It… it isn’t…
You’d never guess in the world. It’s the duckiest, darlingest Ouija Board, and so cheap! I got it at a bargain sale.
“…or William the Conqueror, or Helen of Troy--well, maybe not Helen—anyhow…”
A little extra …
John! John, dear, I know you will help us out. Poor Laura Hinkle is without a partner. Laura can’t work a Ouija by herself, and she’ll have a bad time unless you…
Me! Me! I won’t……
T R A I T O R
Ouija, dear, won't you explain yourselfmore fully?
A S K H I M
Ask who, Ouija
J O H N H A L L O C K
Ouija, won‘t you tell us who is talking?
H E L E N
“…and lay there in the burning dark while the…”, “I stared at them in a sort of dreadful fascination.”
I am going back to my grandmother. My lawyer will communicate with you later.
Oh, yes, yes! That’s fine…great!
So you want me to go away, do you?
Sure, yes… right away! Change of air will do you good. I’ll join you presently.