49 THE DEAD MAN  

jasonabadboy4u 30M
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6/5/2006 11:09 pm

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7/7/2006 7:44 am

49 THE DEAD MAN

49 THE DEAD MAN'S HAND
The students at the school for nurses got along quite well
with one another, except for Alice. The trouble with Alice
was that she was perfect. At least that is how it seemed to
the other students. She was always friendly and always
cheerful. Nothing ever upset her. Her school assignments
were always on time, and always perfect. She didn't even
bite her fingernails. Many of the student nurses resented
Alice. They would have liked to see her fail at something--
becoming frightened, or cry, or do something that showed
she had weakness like they did. One night several students
tried to frightened Alice with a practical joke. They
borrowed the hand of a corpse they had been studying in the
anatomy and tied it to the light cord in her closet. When
she tried to turn on the light, she would find herself
holding a dead man's hand. "That would scare anybody," one
of them said. "If it doesn't scare her, nothing will."
After tying the hand in place, they went to the movies.
When they got back, Alice was asleep. But when they didn't
see her the next morning, they decided to find out what had
happened. There was no sign of Alice in her room. But they
soon found her slumped against the back wall in her closet.
Her lifeless eyes staring in terrified horror at the dead
man's hand, that was clutched tight around her throat. The
hand had suffocated Alice to death. The "joke" had worked,
but nobody was laughing.


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