Monthly Archives: March 2011

blog 52 done deal

For the next two days I both savored Hogg Heaven as I made my fair wells. It had always been taken for granted I would go to India. There was a question of the other boys. But no one questioned … Continue reading

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blog 51 to nicholson from nicholson

The truce was over but I was mostly away at school so I was able to ride it out more or less. I stayed at the school through Christmas Break each year to study one- on- one with professors eager … Continue reading

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blog 50 the truce — is over!

The poltergeist lost steam throughout the week and by the time Alex and Willie came home from their public schools everything was back to normal. Painters were finishing up the remodel. The ghosts of the laughing children were again heard … Continue reading

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blog 49 flying scissors

Grandmother smiled as she rocked. She nodded. “Poltergeists always occur in homes of adolescents either just coming into sexuality or about to and afraid of it. Occasionally when a clairvoyant is feverish, delirious, or else under extreme stress or fatigue … Continue reading

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blog 48 the lemony girl

Then I visited Grandmother, delivering hot rolls and tea for two on a tray in place of a footman who helped me by opening the door. “Oh! Delightful!” Mother Hogg replied. That was her official title in Hogg Heaven. She … Continue reading

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blog 47 turkish delight

I started by questioning Maeve who was otherwise quite happy with her job as cook’s assistant. “I thought you were going to be an upper parlor maid?” “I did not take to it Master John and so I started cooking … Continue reading

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blog 46 poltergeist

“So what exactly has been happening here Grandmother?” I asked. Her beautiful house had been mauled as if by an army of vandals. Mirrors were broken. Vases were smashed. Painting had been vandalized with devil horns and beards on most … Continue reading

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