Scary Stories

Little Orphant Annie

"...if you don't watch out!"

Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,

And wash the cups and saucers up, and brush the crumbs away,


And shoo the chickens off the porch, and dust the hearth, and sweep,

And make the fire, and bake the bread, and earn her board-and-keep;

And all us other children, when the supper-things is done,

We sit around the kitchen fire and have the mostest fun,

A-listenin' to the spooky tales that Annie tells about,

And the gobble-uns that will get you

If you




Even grave diggers have unusual evenings. Read all about it in the next story, "The King of Cats."

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