30 October 2010

From VOA Special English : A Scary Story to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

VOA English


Broadcast on 26 October 2009

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    What happens when a girl goes too far with lies about her classmates. Transcript of radio broadcast:


    Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in VOA Special English. I'm Faith Lapidus.


    And I'm Barbara Klein. October thirty-first, this coming Saturday, is Halloween. Millions of children will dress as ghosts, witches, skeletons, superheroes, princesses -- all sorts of costumes. 


    Then, with parents usually nearby, they will walk through their neighborhoods. They will go door to door, yelling "trick or treat." This threat of a trick, all in good fun, quickly brings a treat, usually some candy. Then the trick-or-treaters will go off to the next house.


    But, you know, there is a reason people in ancient times were careful to honor evil spirits and the dead with a night of their own. The masks that people wore on All Hallows' Eve were meant to hide their identity, so they would avoid a most frightful trick. But now, do you want to know a story that is even scarier than that?


    Do you mean the story of my mother? That story? It makes me shake just to think about it!

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