Rest In Peace

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One night, Jack was taking a shortcut home through the cemetery, when he heard a tapping sound over to his left. The cemetery was in almost total darkness, and as the tapping sound became more insistent, Jack began to feel a little afraid. Steeling his nerves, he moved forward as quickly as he could along the path between the graves, but as he moved forward, the tapping sound got louder and louder until he was almost scared to death. Suddenly, as he turned a corner and started to head for the main gate, he noticed a man over on his left, chiselling intently at a tombstone.
“Oh, thank goodness!” cried Jack out loud. “The sound of your chiselling was giving me the fright of my life! Why are you working so late?”
“They spelt my name wrongly,” came the chilling reply.

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

2 thoughts on “Rest In Peace”

  1. This time my favourite sentence fits perfectly with the full story: “Dust you were and to dust you will return!!!”.


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