We were new to the town. One day I walked by a house. The front door had not the usual one door- knob and key- hole, but about a dozen placed at random from top to bottom. The man who lived there just happened to be heading that way and I said to him I liked his front door. It's my security system. He said. Good idea. I replied. About six months later I followed a fire hose down the street. It led to his house and a fire engine. The house had caught fire...from the inside.

As we walked down the dirt road we could see in the distance a house. Four people dressed in black stood on the porch and watched us in silence...Amish. The field was leveled by a summer storm. Only one thing stood upright in it and that was the Witches Peg that someone had put there.

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I walk 47 miles of barbed wire
I use a cobra snake for a necktie
I got a brand new house on the roadside
Made from rattlesnake hide.
I got a brand new chimney made on top
Made out of human skull
Now come on take a walk with me Arlene
And tell me, Who do you love?...

Who Do You Love by Bo Diddley

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Without a doubt the most incredible biological wonder you have ever seen. Each of these 2 HAIR-RAISING MONSTERS is completely DIFFERENT! Just place one in a colorful "SPACE GROTTO" (supplied) and WATCH IT COME ALIVE! Actually GROWS for WEEKS and WEEKS of THRILLING FUN! COMPLETE WITH GIANT ACESSORY KIT you get a BOTANICAL GROWTH CONTROL CENTER based on the same principles now under study for use in REAL SPACE VOYAGES TO THE PLANETS! With your SCIENTIFIC KIT, you will actually CONTROL the life and growth of these STRANGE COSMIC CREATURES!...

ONE DOLLAR HAIR RAISING MONSTERS

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The invention of the microscope opened up a field of inquiry never dreamed of by the most imaginative theorists, and the perfection to which it has been brought in recent times has enabled us to push our investigations almost to the confines of nature. But the finite mind shrinks back awe-struck before the infinitely small as before the infinitely great... In three things will be seen the primary qualities of the soul of man: In what he may fear, in what he would conceal, and in what he would show -Triads. Get ready for cold weather.

MAINE FARMERS ALMANAC for The Year Of Our Lord 1883

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