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The Grey Woman

The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell
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A “Bluebeard” story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well.

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CURIOUS, IF TRUE

STRANGE TALES

Mrs Gaskell

Contents

The Old Nurse's Story 1

The Poor Clare 26

Lois the Witch 88

The Grey Woman 187

Curious, if True 249

THE OLD NURSE'S STORY

You know, my dears, that your mother was an orphan, and an only child; and I daresay you have heard that your grandfather was a clergyman up in Westmoreland, where I come from. I was just a girl in the village school, when, one day, your grandmother came in to ask the mistress if there was any scholar there who would do for a nurse maid; and mighty proud I was, I can tell ye, when the mistress called me up, and spoke of me being a good girl at my needle, and a steady, honest girl, and one whose parents were very respectable, though they might be poor. I thought I should like nothing better than to serve the pretty young lady, who was blushing as deep as I was, as she spoke of the coming baby, and what I should have to do with it. However, I see you don't care so much for this part of my story, as for what you think is to come, so I'll tell you at once... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 3, 2015
Subject: great story
I loved this story. very exciting and full of suspense. the reader did a great job.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2014
Subject: The Grey Woman
A good short story, not great but good. The reading is consistent but the production quality is a little poor, in all a story worth a listen.


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