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Teaching The Hand

The Hand

The Hand (1883) is a gruesome and creepy story about the mystery surrounding the death of an enigmatic Englishman named Sir John Rowell. The good sir, it seems, was fond of hunting. Quite fond. If scary campfire stories are your thing, you are going to enjoy this popular horror story.

Guy de Maupassant
Public Domain


How is truth determined?
RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.6 - Point of View


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