Year of publication: 2015
Sequence of author: Grimm legacy(№1)
The Poe Estate
Fantasy, Children's adventures
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Polly Shulman The Poe Estate To Irene, a crackerjack agent and a true friend CHAPTER ONE Cousin Hepzibah Almost there,” said Dad as we crested the last hill. The old Thorne Mansion stood black against the sky, bristling with gables and laced with leafless vines. Crows quarreled in the skeletal trees. I couldn’t see the ocean, but I smelled its salt. The truck, heavy with everything we owned, lurched and bumped up the steep drive. My new home did not look welcoming. “It’s been a long time,” said Mom. “I feel bad I didn’t visit more often. Cousin Hepzibah was always so good to my brother.” “Well, you’ve had a lot on your mind,” said Dad. “At least we’re here now.” * * * “Come in, child,” said Cousin Hepzibah. She was sitting in a wooden chair by the window. Pale daylight slanted...