This is a book of horror stories. In The Black Cat, a man who is about to be hanged tells the horrible story of his crimes. In The Telltale Heart, a murderer thinks that he is safe from the police, but will they find the body hidden under the floor? In The Fall of the House of Usher, a young man thinks that his house is going to kill him. Is he going crazy? Will a visiting friend be able to help him? And will the friend get out of the big, old house before it’s too late?
Original author: Edgar Allan Poe
Retold by author: Helen Sillett
Lexile Level: 830