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The House Of Dies Drear. One hundred years ago, Dies Drear and two runaway slaves hiding in his house, an important station on the Underground Railroad, were murdered. The House of Dies Drear has 0 reviews and 0 ratings.
By Virginia Hamilton The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray. A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events and discoveries of secret.
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Edgar Award Winner: A teenager and his family must uncover the haunting historical legacy of their Civil War—era house. The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton is a children's mystery novel, with sinister goings-on in a reputedly haunted house. It was published by Macmillan in with illustrations by Eros Keith. The story is set in Ohio, in Thomas Small, a year-old African American boy, moves with his family into a house that was once part of the Underground Railroad. His father, Mr. Small, tells Thomas that the caretaker of the house is Mr.
People think Mr. Pluto is the devil, because he rides an old buggy driven by two horses and because Pluto is the Roman name for Hades. His father is a history professor who has leased the historic home of the abolitionist Dies Drear. The house has been mostly empty for years, and is riddled with hidden passageways that were used to hide escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad. An elderly caretaker, named Mr. Pluto, lives in a cave on the property, which he has converted into a home. There are rumors that the house is haunted by the ghosts of two escaped slaves who were captured and killed, and by the ghost of Dies Drear himself.
Upon arriving, the Smalls find that Mr. Pluto has already arranged their furniture for them. Thomas meets a boy Mac Darrow and his adopted sister "Pesty" , who regard him as an outsider and don't warn him about the drop into a hidden passage under the house.
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Thomas gets lost inside it and hears strange sounds as he scrambles to find a way out. Finally, he hears his mother talking and pounds on a passage wall, which opens up into the house. His father warns him not to go exploring the passages, as they might cave in. His parents don't believe that anyone was in the passages with him, but remove the mechanisms that open the passage just in case. Thomas explores outside the house near dark and accidentally strays across the cave Mr.
Pluto has converted into his house. Pluto, who proves to be unusually strong and fast for such an old man, terrifies Thomas, catches him, and chases him back to the house. Thomas keeps calling Pluto a devil. Pluto eventually apologizes after he realizes Thomas is not one of the local children, who he says often sneak around his home to torment him. He delivers an ominous warning about haunting in the area before he leaves. Thomas is certain that Pluto is hiding something.
Thomas decides to sleep on the couch rather than in his new bedroom, so that he can see if anyone approaches the door. During the night, someone sneaks into the home through a secret passage and hides a small metal triangle in the door frame of each of the three bedrooms. The Smalls find them in the morning, unsure what they mean, although they determine they form an incomplete square with a Greek Cross inside, when put together.
When the Smalls attend the local black church, they are met with a cool reception by the small-town families. Mac Darrow, his father, and his three elder brothers are present and particularly cold. Pluto attends, and Pesty sits with him, as Pesty is one of the only people Mr.
Pluto is friendly with. During the sermon, Mr. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Second edition.
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