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Spooky Ghost Stories: A Collection of 15-Minute Ghost Stories

Spooky Ghost Stories: A Collection of 15-Minute Ghost Stories

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Spooky Ghost Stories: A Collection of 15-Minute Ghost Stories

4.5/5 (4 ratings)
72 pages
55 minutes
Oct 21, 2011


A ship sails into port, running fast ahead of a storm. No one in the town thinks she will make it to shore, but she does. That's when the townsfolk discover something strange. There is no one on board!
The ship is filled with provisions, water, and everything needed, except a crew.
The townspeople decide to hold a lottery, and the ship falls to the widow, Mabel Priory. Find out what she does with the ship, and the secret the ship holds.

Spooky Ghost Stories contains a collection of seven 15-minute ghost stories, including: Captain Albacore, FF 489, Ghost Ship on the Cay, Prisoner of Oak Terrace, The Ghost of the Tree, The Stonemason's Playground, and The Witch's Brew. believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many of these books are suitable for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Oct 21, 2011

About the author

Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series, the Wonderful World of Animals Series, and the Miss Jones series.She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.

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Seven 15-Minute Ghost Stories for Brave Souls

By Caitlind L. Alexander

Editor: Jennifer Robinson

Title page picture by LOC

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Spooky Ghost Stories / Caitlind L. Alexander

Summary: A compilation of seven spooky and scary ghost stories.

1. Ghosts. Juvenile Literature. 2. Planes. Juvenile Literature. 3. Shipwrecks. Juvenile Literature.

Created in USA

Reading Level: 4.7

Words: 14,775

Scare Factor: Age 9-11. Some unfriendly ghosts, people being led astray by ghosts.


1. FF489







About the Author

FF 489

Mayday, mayday, my frantic voice signaled over the airwaves. Only static answered me back.

Mayday, I pleaded. Can anybody out there hear me?

Actually I wasn't quite sure where out there was. I had just completed a bombing run over Germany. I was piloting one of those small bomber planes that only held one man, and I was starting to feel very lonely. We had dropped in over the target without being spotted. Somehow it had seemed too lucky.

A second later I knew my luck had run out. Machine gun fire ripped through my instrument panel and did who knows what kind of damage to the engine. The air rushed in through the holes and everything in the cockpit that wasn’t tied down started flying around. Instantly the air in the plane turned bitterly cold.

I quickly yanked back on the throttle and pulled my bird into a sharp climb. Something had been hit. The plane didn't respond the way she should have. She leveled out at 7,000 feet and refused to climb any higher.

The clouds were as thick as pea soup at this level, and I couldn't see a thing. My heart kept pounding in my chest as my eyes strained to see through the windshield. There were mountains higher than 7,000 feet in Germany. I wasn't sure where they were, but I didn't want to find out the hard way that one of them was right in front of me.

Mayday, mayday, I yelled into the mike again. There was still no response.

Where was the rest of my squadron? How could they have deserted me like this? A second after I had that thought, I had a more charitable one. If I couldn't see them, they sure as heck couldn't see me. And if my radio was out I could be sitting right underneath them and never know it.

I focused my ears, trying to hear the sound of another engine, but only the wind rushing by the shattered canopy reached my ears.

I decided to give it one last try. After all, if I'd been heading the wrong direction I was way behind enemy lines. My squadron would never have ventured this far, not even for me. And I had to admit I was pretty well liked by the other men.

Mayday, mayday. My engine's been hit and I'm unable to climb. I'm stuck at 7,000 feet and I can't see through the clouds. My instrument panel is out. I have no sense of heading, air speed or level. Please, if anybody's out there answer me. I need somebody to talk me home.

We hear you, good buddy.


I let out a breath I didn't realize I'd been holding.

Thank you God, I prayed before answering. Where are you, good buddy?

We're right off your wingtip, came the answer. I quickly glanced out to the side. There, sitting like an apparition on the clouds was a Flying Fortress, one of the biggest troop carriers we had in the war.

The captain raised his fist and stuck his thumb skyward. Let's go home, Buddy, he said over the radio. They were the most welcome words I'd heard in my life.

We streaked across the

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  • (4/5)
    Pretty good. Some really fun stories.
  • (5/5)
    These are great stories. Loved it.
  • (5/5)
    Some of these stories are definitely creepy, spooky and scary! I LOVED it!