A Tale from the Hills

A Tale from the Hills

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In a mountainous region of Southwestern Virginia where poverty and hardship were an everyday part of life, there lived a family with the last name of Hill. The Hill children grew up without the benefit of a mother, but under the very watchful eyes of a humble but somewhat roguish father. In spite of many hardships and almost impossible living conditions, most of the children grew up to be proud and respectable citizens of Washington County. That is all except one, and his name was William. William started life under the close scrutiny and support of his loving sister Alice, but after her death in a tragic accident, his life was changed forever. He became tortured by dreams of death and ghostly images which ultimately led to his running away from home at the tender age of twelve. Thus began a long and even more tragic journey of paranoia and mystery that ended when he was twenty-five. William's journey took him from rural Virginia, through the Carolinas and further South, where he left murder and mayhem as his calling card. World War II was his only means of escape from capture for his hideous crimes, but he ultimately met his well deserved end at the hands of a nearly helpless old woman. He changed many lives and families forever but in the end he received his just rewards.The Hill children were not familiar with the traditions of Halloween, when stories began circulating around Mountain ... Since the younger students were not prolific enough to write an essay, they could submit a drawing with a Halloween themeanbsp;...

Title:A Tale from the Hills
Author: Terry Hayden
Publisher:Trafford Publishing - 2003

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