Sybil's "Strange Tales Of The New Year!"... Dinner at the Shmedley's house...

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Edwin Shmedley and his charming family had spent a delightful Christmas holiday with family, friends, and even his boss Mr. Porther and his garrulous though big-hearted wife Adele. Everything in Edwin’s life seemed to be perfect; his job and relations with his co-workers and clients, his home life (he adored his wife Brenda and their three children, of course, but even his in-laws were a pleasure!) Everything he touched and everything he had seemed to be blessed…and so, on this lovely evening of December 31st, 1956, as he and his loved ones gathered for dinner and talked excitedly about the New Year of 1957, it was so startling when the shadows behind them all at the dinner table began to move…. ON THEIR OWN! It started with the children’s shadows waving their arms wildly over their shadow-heads, and then Brenda’s shadow also waving frantically before it fell to the ground, and Edwin’s shadow!... standing suddenly and waving its arms about with ----- was that a shadow axe in its hands?...

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