This horrific story begins with a very calm and relaxing scene, which contribute to the horror to follow. The father and son are playing chess, and the mother is sitting in a chair near the fire knitting peacefully. This cozy setting makes this story much more exciting, because it shows that this is a normal family that is just trying to pass some time during the night. Creepy horror books and films do not always have to start out in an abandoned hotel or a chilling cemetery; the best horror stories start in a place that everyone can relate to, a cozy setting where a horror story doesn’t seem to be possible at is always the best for sudden events.
Each character in the text has their own characteristics that make them perfect for the part that they play. Mr. White is that main character in this story and his characteristics make him perfect for his role in the story. Mr. ...
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