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Duel: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson

By Richard Matheson

Remember that murderous semi chasing Dennis Weaver down a lonely stretch of wilderness road?

Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first movie, used to be tailored via Richard Matheson from his unforgettable tale of a similar name.

But "Duel" is just one of the vintage suspense stories during this amazing number of tales by way of the Grand grasp of Horror, which additionally comprises Matheson's mythical first tale, "Born of guy and Woman," in addition to numerous wonderful shockers that encouraged memorable episodes of The Twilight quarter, together with "Little woman Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun."

Like Matheson's earlier assortment, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, this assortment is an essential treasure trove of terror from the New York Times bestselling writer of I Am Legend and What desires could Come.

At the Publisher's request, this identify is being offered with no electronic Rights administration software program (DRM) applied.

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Quickly come I. How chuffed do we be? sure! “My pricey it truly is love I ship, A kiss. ” LOOLIE 1729 “J” road castle, Indiana July 10, 1951 Personals division The Saturday evaluate 25 West forty fifth road ny 19, long island expensive Sir: I desire to make an inquiry relating to an advert released on your July third factor from a “LONESOME VENUS GAL. ” I wrote to this one that claimed to be a resident of the planet Venus. I obviously assumed the declare to be facetious. days after sending my letter I bought a solution. the truth that this letter used to be written in gibberish doesn't, in itself, turn out something. notwithstanding, with the letter got here a sheet of mathematical facts and a field of mineral and plant samples which this so-called “VENUS GAL. ” stated have been from her planet. A professor at my college—Fort—is now studying the samples and checking out the information. He has now not made any assertion. yet i'm almost sure that the samples are of a spread unknown to Earth. they're, truly, from one other planet. i'm nearly optimistic of that. i need to grasp how this individual or no matter what she is, controlled to speak with you and get such an advert on your journal. based on your personal written criteria, it should look that this commercial, by means of its very nature was once faraway from a communique “of a decorous nature. ” This “VENUS GAL” Loolie speaks of marrying me—coming down right here and getting me. Please rush a answer. This subject is extremely pressing. Thanking you, i'm Very actually yours Todd Baker July eleven, 1951 pricey Mr. Baker: Your letter of the tenth handy. We needs to confess lack of understanding of its which means. In our July third factor there has been no such advert as you defined put in our categorised part. we're of the opinion that you've been the unlucky butt of a few functional funny story. even if, we're in communique with certainly one of our territorial representatives in castle and he's investigating the problem. If we will be of additional carrier, please be at liberty to name on us. truly yours J. Linton Freedhoffer For the Editor Mr. Todd Baker 1729 “J” highway citadel, Indiana Professor Reed: Dropped in to determine you yet you weren’t on your workplace. Any information? I’m getting particularly frightened. for those who locate that these samples are as valid as i believe they're, I’m sunk. i am getting the shudders at any time when i believe approximately what incredible powers this Loolie should have. How she obtained that advert within the SRL I’ll by no means work out. I definitely wish it's a useful shaggy dog story. If it isn’t … . Will you enable me understand once you succeed in any yes selection? Todd Baker Toddy Lad:;.?! Prof. Reed referred to as up. acknowledged he discovered that the samples (whatever they're) are strictly legitimate. fairly come from a few position except Earth. Who’s he kidding? Oops, sorry Charles. besides, the previous boy says so you might come over to his residence this night for an important pow-wow. enjoying teacher’s puppy? For disgrace. Off to supper. Adoringly Your room mate The everlasting Sophomore Willy P. S. Letter got here for you. July eleven, 1951 Oh expensive Toddbaker: imagine!

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