Mystery in the Old Dark Attic Charles Edwin Price

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Mystery in the Old Dark Attic  by  Charles Edwin Price

Mystery in the Old Dark Attic by Charles Edwin Price
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Fourteen-year-old William Gannaway Pritchard is in deeptrouble--as usual. This time hes picked up an unusual-looking object froman airplane crash site. He thinks its a giant seed pod, but hes wrong.Its an egg that hatches a rare baby dragon! Now,MoreFourteen-year-old William Gannaway Pritchard is in deeptrouble--as usual. This time hes picked up an unusual-looking object froman airplane crash site. He thinks its a giant seed pod, but hes wrong.Its an egg that hatches a rare baby dragon! Now, along with his best friendAmanda Laura Fitch (called Spunk), he is in a race for his life. Hes liedto government agents, the police, his school principal, and his father.Whats even worse, Wil and Spunk are forced to form an uneasy alliance withanother 14-year-old, Jerrod Hathaway, the bad-tempered stepson of the veryman who is leading a desperate mob, chasing them and the dragon all overSouthwest Virginia.

Wil can understand the government being desperatelyinterested in the dragon, but why Preacher?As Preacher Hathaway closes in Wil, Spunk, Jerrod, and Dragonbreath, areforced to hide in Collingworth Mansion, a sprawling, dark, abandoned hulk ofa building overlooking the Clinch River. The attic is allegedly haunted bythe ghost of Ernest Ignatious Collingworth, a murder victim whose vengefulspirit is said to have already killed two intruders visiting his house.What Dragonbreath finds in the attic, however, is more terrifying than anyghost.

His hideous discovery leads to a wild chase through the rugged ClinchMountain country that involves three teenagers, one dragon, a mob ofdesperate men, and the Federal government.About The Author:As a youngster, I remember sitting with my grandfather inPine Orchard, Maryland, listening to tall stories. Of course, I was much tooyoung at the time to appreciate the value of those old tales. One of thegreat tragedies in my life was that fact that I never wrote down any of hisyarns. Today I have a difficult time remembering even a portion of one ofthem.About 10 years ago, after a lifetime in journalism, I was taking a ScottishStudies course under Dr.

Thomas Burton. Dr. Burton, along with fellowEnglish professor Ambrose Manning, had traveled through East Tennessee,Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina collecting stories andballads from the mountains. It was though Dr. Burtons influence that Igained an appreciation of Southern ghostlore and legends.

An assignment inthis class was to write a 10-page final paper. I did a little research andpresented him with 140. Dr. Burton grumbled something about colleges beingmuch better off without students. Then he suggested that I publish it. And Idid.

That paper became Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales of Upper EastTennessee (John F. Blair, Publisher, 1992).In the past seven years, I have written 15 books, mostly collections ofghost stories gathered from Tennessee and Virginia. But I have also writtena bizarre history, The Day They Hung The Elephantfor young readers, Danger Train and Lullaby Aggie of Sweet Potato Cave. Oneof my novels, however, is a bona fide mystery, Something Evil Lurks In TheWoods.I have spent a great deal of time in schoolrooms, telling stories to kids.I presently live in semi-dignity with my family, two neurotic cats andsundry woodland creatures (I have deer and rabbits out the ying-yang), on afarm near Gate City, Virginia.



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