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Teaching The Landlady

The Landlady

"The Landlady" is a short horror story by Roald Dahl. It first appeared in print in The New Yorker magazine, as did some of the other short stories that would later be reprinted as Kiss Kiss (1960). The story centers around a 17-year-old young man named Billy Weaver who travels to Bath, England on business. Along the way, he catches sight of a bed and breakfast signboard and is inexplicably and hypnotically charmed by the sign outside the door and the cozy setting within, so he decides to put up there for the night. \n\nFrom The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl. Used with Permission from © The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited.

Roald Dahl
© The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can initial appearances be deceiving?
STANDARDS:
RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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