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The House of Dies Drear

The House of Dies Drear

by Virginia Hamilton

The Supernatural Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

"Papa says you will do […] but I don't say it. We are going anyway." […]

"Carolina is for you. Stay back" (1.5).

"Carolina" probably means North Carolina, where Thomas and his family are coming from. In the dream Thomas predicts that a Pluto-like figure chases him. This comes true. Can Thomas predict things through his dreams, or is there another explanation?

Quote #2

The legend was that two slave ghosts and the ghost of Dies Drear haunted the house to this very day. (1.22)

Thomas finds this information in the papers his father got on this house. It definitely makes Thomas more excited to move in.

Quote #3

"Did you hear the noises and see the flashing lights?" (2.27)

After Thomas reads the report his father got from the foundation and learns the house might be haunted, he imagines how the ghosts will behave. Where do you think he got his ideas?

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