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Before long, the job was done and the child was simply left to die, in the hopes he would end the spread of the deadly disease. Some villagers claimed that they could hear his cries from under the ground, even after his death, decrying the cruel act that had been done to him. This tale begins with a woman who was preparing to head to a midnight Christmas Mass.

In order for her and a friend to ensure they made it on time, they both agreed to wake the other, and head out at the same time. Late at night, she thought she heard her friend telling her that it was time to leave, so she grabbed a piece of bread that she had baked in the shape of a cross to eat later as a snack and headed out on her way. While riding to the church, she came across two witches who wished to murder her on the spot, but they were unable to harm her because of the cross in her pocket. Thinking little of this, she made it to the church and quickly headed inside.

However, while she was sitting down, she heard something that terrified her out of her wits. A voice told her that she could be killed on the spot, but she would be spared because the speaker was her godfather.

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He made it clear she was in terrible danger. Looking around in fright, she realized all of the people in the church around her were headless. She ran from the church and was accosted by even more ghostly parishioners, who tried to grab her by her veil. She managed to escape with her life, but upon her return she saw that the remains of her veil had been seized by the ghosts, ripped into tiny pieces, and distributed among the graves that were outside the church.

Her mind was only able to imagine what might have happened if they had been able to grab her instead of just her veil.

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This story tells the tale of a very evil woman named Kitta Grau. She was such a despicable person that she knew the Devil when she saw him. She was essentially on first name terms with him and was such a nasty person that even he had some fear of her. He had been trying to spread discord between a newly married couple, but had been failing. Kitta Grau mocked him, saying that she could easily do the deed and ensure the couple would no longer be so happy. The Devil encouraged her to pull off the wicked stunt, promising her a beautiful pair of shoes if she succeeded.

The wicked woman first went to talk to the wife, telling her that her husband was indeed a wonderful man, but that there was still evil in his heart. She claimed that she needed to shave her husband under his chin to remove the last of the wickedness that resided within him. The woman, thinking this could do nothing but good, agreed that shaving her husband while he napped was a good idea.

Kitta then went to talk to the husband. Carrying out her plan, his wife tried to shave him, and her husband was incensed, convinced that she had been trying to kill him.

Our story begins with a poor man who asked his rich brother for help before Christmas, so he could have a meal for him and his wife. His brother gave him a very nice ham, but made him promise to go straight to the Devil in return, being fed up with his brother being poor and asking him for help. He made a deal to trade the ham for a mill that could produce anything and was told by the Devil how to stop the mill and restart it again at will.

He returned home and quickly went to work, making any food or other object his heart desired. His brother was furious at this, angry that he had given his brother food, and now he seemed to be richer than him. Once his brother explained the mill, the richer brother offered him a large sum of money to buy it from him, but he never learned how to stop the mill. He returned it to his brother, who forced him to pay even more money, and then went on to become absurdly rich. Eventually, a visiting merchant learned of the amazing abilities of the mill, and set about trying to find a way to get it from its owner, for he envied its abilities.

He captained a ship and traveled the seas carrying a cargo of valuable salt. After very difficult negotiations, for the man did not want to give up his mill, the captain was eventually able to buy it for a princely sum. He was worried that the man might want to renege on the deal, for it was a very valuable device, and so he immediately set out on his way. Before he had even reached home, his greed got the better of him, and he immediately set the mill to begin churning out salt. Unfortunately, like the rich brother, he had absolutely no clue how to stop the mill once it started.

It quickly sunk his ship, taking him to his death at the bottom of the sea. According to the tale, this is the reason why, today, the sea is full of salt. This tale begins with a bailiff who was infamous among the rest of the townsfolk for swindling people. Essentially nobody liked the man, and they constantly cursed his name, asking for the Devil to take him to hell so they could be done with him forever.

The bailiff, being a swindler, immediately set about trying to con the Devil into a deal that would get him out of the trouble he was in. He felt that if the Devil were going to do what people asked, then he should do what the bailiff asked as well.

The Devil likes making deals with mortals for his own amusement, so he agreed to spend some time with the bailiff, and if someone they came across sincerely asked for someone to be taken by the Devil, then the Devil would take that person instead of the evil swindler. First, they came upon a woman whose pig knocked over the butter she was churning.

However, the bailiff still did not have his victory, because the Devil did not believe the mother truly wanted her child taken away. Finally, they came upon some farmers who were talking nearby, and the farmers saw the bailiff and the Devil together. The Swedish filmmaker continues with his inclusion of supernatural figures as he already did in films such as The Seventh Seal , The Magician or The Devil's Eye Folklore as an Account of Horror. Bergman wrote a script entitled The Cannibals before changing its name to Hour of the Wolf.

The explanation of the term appears in the film Minutes :. Hence Bergman may have been influenced by traditional lore. Like the crow of the cock it signalled the dawn, the end of the night and the hours of the wolf. Besides, he also owns a castle, to which Johan and Alma are invited. Everyone who has been watching by a sick bed, or been commanded to a night watch, knows this shivering, which seems to go through the very nature itself.

It is said that most deaths occur at this time! Scared, Johan tried to fight the man back and begged to be freed.

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Afterwards, his father reprimanded him caning him with a rod, and his mother in the end forgave him. As the motion picture continues, the viewers can guess Johan evolution from infant to a grown-up man as well as his relationships with women and his artistic frustration. Soon after their arrival and at the beginning of his illness, Johan reveals the sketches he has drawn of the demons he can see.

Once Alma observes the sketches, she is also able to see the demons. The aunts brother makes advances towards the woman. She tries to escape and the brother is killed in the fray. She runs from the house and is snatched up and taken to a ship captain because she is mistaken for a prostitute. After that night she goes back home to her aunts and uncles she ends up being pregnant and they make the captain take her with him as he was leaving to America after they collected money from him. He thinks he was tricked and makes it hard for the woman.

She becomes very ill on the ride to America. He lived on a plantation of sorts with a woman neighbor he was intimate with. The neighbor is very jealous of his wife they were married in a quick ceremony before they left london the thought of the murder of her aunts brother follows her and she believes she is at fault. I think there was another character that was rhe brothers accomplice he was a creepy, slight kind of man. I hope someone can help me and I get the chance to help someone else!

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Thank you. Dec 20, , pm. I would never have found it. Even the brief description on amazon would not have jogged my memory. I had to try a sample just to be sure. Thank you wadcb3! You are amazing. Edited: Dec 23, , pm.


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Please help!! There were twins: a boy and a girl who lost their parents and were left in guardianship of a Duke. The boy ran away to sea to become a sailor and have a great adventure. So, the girl dressed up, pretending to be a boy and went to meet their newly appointed guardian. The Duke, trying to "man up" his new feminine looking ward took him her to a bordello very comical and that was where he found out that he was actually a she!!


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  4. He ended up marrying her and then had her twin brought back from the ship he was on. I think the girl's name was Alyssa and her twin was Nicky. There is more to the story but any help you can give would be appreciated. Dec 25, , am. I've been looking for this book for a while but couldn't find it. I don't remember a lot of details. It's about a model coming back to her hometown. The book starts with her speeding when she's going into town. The male character is a cop and they went to high school together.