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Interview a member of your local police department about what the proper procedure would be when responding to a call about a strange noise in a house, and report on it to your class.

Take a tape recorder around with you for a few days and record any sounds that...

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Interview a member of your local police department about what the proper procedure would be when responding to a call about a strange noise in a house, and report on it to your class.

Take a tape recorder around with you for a few days and record any sounds that you have no explanation for. Create an audio essay about contemporary ghosts.

If there is a ghost in the house that Thurber describes, it does not talk. Write a short story to function as a sequel to this one, explaining who the ghost is and why it is haunting this house.

Research a contemporary culture that would not find the idea of a ghost in the house unusual, and write a report on the history of this belief among that culture’s people.

Discuss this short story with a lawyer, and find out what might be the modern legal ramifications of the mother throwing a shoe through the neighbors’ window, the police breaking down the front door, the family turning in a false alarm, and so forth.

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