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Variation on a Theme: The Grateful Dead

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: Adult
Page count: 6
Categories: Devil Tale, Ghosts

Author

Judith
Gorog

Appeared in

Don't Give Up the Ghost

Story Summary

A Countess who had led a life of excess bet the Devil that if he put her body anywhere on Earth, that she could count on the kindness of a stranger to bury her before dawn. After two stop to rob her, a drummer coming home from war stops and buries her. The Devil doesn't mind the loss of her soul since he now has a good shot at the souls of the two who robbed her.