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By Sarah Orne Jewett

A party of the prior in tales facing girl friendships and stories that painting the resilience with which her lady characters reply to poverty. comprises "The city Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," "The Denham Ladies," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," and five extra.

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Dream Stage: Rather more serious incidents take place, such as the unex­ plained sinkings o f various large ships, and the discoloration o f ocean currents, indicating some vast submarine activity in 'the Deeps'. But the real nature o f the menace is not yet clearly in view, and it still seems too remote and mysterious to justify real alarm. 3. Frustration Stage: The first real shock. Various islands are mysteriously attacked, and when the hero and heroine visit the West Indies to investigate we actually see the 'monsters' in their full horror for the first time: huge 'sea tanks', crawling up from the shore and removing hundreds of people by means o f deadly ribbon-like 'cilia' which stretch out into streets and houses to capture them.

2. Dream Stage: Rather more serious incidents take place, such as the unex­ plained sinkings o f various large ships, and the discoloration o f ocean currents, indicating some vast submarine activity in 'the Deeps'. But the real nature o f the menace is not yet clearly in view, and it still seems too remote and mysterious to justify real alarm. 3. Frustration Stage: The first real shock. Various islands are mysteriously attacked, and when the hero and heroine visit the West Indies to investigate we actually see the 'monsters' in their full horror for the first time: huge 'sea tanks', crawling up from the shore and removing hundreds of people by means o f deadly ribbon-like 'cilia' which stretch out into streets and houses to capture them.

It is a deeply deceitful and tricky opponent to deal with: cunning, treacherous, vicious, twisted, slippery, depraved, vile. There is also often something about its nature which is mysterious and hard to define. It may be: strange, shapeless, sinister, weird, nightmarish, ghastly, hellish, fiendish, demonic, dark. In other words, in its oddly elusive way, we see this 'night creature', whether it is a giant or a witch, a dragon or a devil, a ghost or a Martian, representing (often vested in a kind o f dark, supernatural aura) everything which seems most inimi­ cal, threatening and dangerous in human nature, when this is turned against ourselves.

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