Please give some facts about the landlady in Roald Dahl's "The Landlady."

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Roald Dahl is known for his rather eerie, or at least chilling, stories, and "The Landlady" is no exception. We meet her when seventeen-year-old Billy Weaver arrives in town and decides to enquire about a room at her boarding house. He is on the porch but changes his mind, yet he is inexplicably drawn back to the door by some kind of hypnotism. Here are some things we discover about the landlady as the story unfolds:

  • The landlady opens the door before Billy's finger has even left the doorbell.
  • She already has a warm bed ready for him.
  • She charges Billy half of what he had been willing to pay.
  • She says...

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