By Ray Bradbury
Halloween evening, 1954. a tender, film-obsessed scriptwriter has simply been employed at one of many nice studios. An nameless research leads from the large Maximus motion pictures backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio through a unmarried wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him right into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery—and into the dizzy excitement of the motion picture on the top of its glittering energy.
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That may have been the case here. I grant that this place may have been called 'Phantom Mountain' for a number of years, due to the superstitious tales of miners. The diamond makers came along, found the conditions just right for their work, and adopted the ghost, so to speak. As there wasn't any real spirit they made one, and they use it to scare people away. " "Well, it's gone now, at any rate," said Mr. Jenks, "and I think we'd better get back inside the tent. " demanded Mr. Damon. " asked Mr.
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A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another Tale of Two Cities by Ray Bradbury