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England Book Club: The Hound of the Baskervilles – Part 3

March 26, 2012
 

Looks all spooky, right? Like maybe Scooby Doo should go investigate?

This week we’re going to read chapters 5 and 6 of The Hound of the Baskervilles.  

The author of the Sherlock Holmes books often used the setting of his stories to create a particular mood.  Pay careful attention to the way he describes Baskerville Hall in the night time when Watson and Sir Henry first arrive there.  Then, focus on the words he uses to describe it the next morning – in the day light.  Watson even makes a comment on the psychological effect the change in light has.

Think about when you were a little kid (or maybe even now) the basement is scary when the lights are off, but once they’re on – there’s nothing frightening anymore.  The power of suggestion plays a huge role in how we look at things, and light vs. dark suggests an awful lot to our mind.

Same castle. Just add blue sky and pretty flowers and it looks like The Smurfs should be singing songs there.

Here’s the assignment:  

  1. Think about someplace you’ve been that feels different in the daytime than it does at night.
  2. Describe it to us.  Describe what it’s like at night, then describe it during the day.  What’s the difference?

Every student in our England group is required to participate.  You must comment on this post with your thoughts, then come back and comment on what other people have said – you are required to make an effort to keep the conversation going by replying to at least 2 other students (more than just “I agree” or “you are right.” Give them reasons why you agree/disagree or what they said that was meaningful – make this a discussion). 

Next, we’ll be reading The Once and Future King  by T.H. White – you should begin looking for your own copy at a local library or book store soon.   We will start reading that book in the end of April or beginning of May.  
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  1. Ariana Martorano permalink
    March 26, 2012 6:18 pm

    I went to a grave yard type place with tree swing’s and flower’s. During the day it was actually kind of beaudiful. You might think a grave yard wow that must be terible. However it wasent really a grave yard, because there werent any dead people there the place was just made for show. In the day time kid’s were running around having fun it was a cool place. Then during the night it was compleatly different, it was dark and windy, and because of the wind the tree swing’s would blow back and fowarth with know one on them so it was really creepy. In the back round you could hear animal’s howling, and you could see shadows. This “grave yard” was compleatly different during the day then at night, the bigest difference between being there in the day ratheir then the night, was the creepy felling that the place gave me, it makes you feel kind of alone, and honestly a little afraid.

    • Jade rocks permalink
      March 28, 2012 4:18 pm

      Whoa! I would never go to a grave yard type place. Even in the movies I feel like yelling NOOO!!!!! don’t go in that graveyard. You are pretty brave.

      • April 1, 2012 9:20 am

        you are pretty brave i think that i would be to creaped out to go in the grave yard

    • McKayla Holmes permalink
      March 31, 2012 4:01 pm

      i agree with you… i think that a grave yard place can be really kind of beautiful at first, well during the day. but then once night hits i can be creepy. i would probably like run out of there faster than humanly possible.

      • April 1, 2012 9:18 am

        I feel that who ever used the grave yare example had a very good choice of what they were going to use.

    • Richie permalink
      April 1, 2012 11:01 am

      I could see that being the next hit horror movie

    • Dajanai Lyles permalink
      April 1, 2012 11:10 am

      I totally agree with you about that at night it is really creepy. I would never want to go to any type of graveyard no matter if it is one or not.

      • Emily Laxton Zackavec permalink
        April 26, 2012 7:03 am

        I agree with your idea its always scary at a graveyard

    • autumneales permalink
      April 1, 2012 11:39 am

      I totally get what you mean! There’s this graveyard in the more “back country” part of Minooka, and my friends and I went Halloween night. During the day it was nice, still sad but nice… And then night time just creeped you out. I’m sure it was just anxiety but I could see little children peeking from gravestones (which I figured out the next day kids were buried there). It was just, ugh, weird.

    • Maisie Manthey permalink
      April 3, 2012 9:32 pm

      I get the same feelings at graveyards. I totally agree! they just give me a really eerie feeling. But, then again, I guess i’ve seen too many zombie flicks.

    • April 4, 2012 12:34 pm

      Wow this is a great exsample xD I agree I am never afraid to go into a cymertary in the day but I would never go in one at night

    • Taylor House permalink
      April 9, 2012 2:07 pm

      I totally agree. there is no place scarier at night than a graveyard. You just feel like something is going to come up from behind you.

    • jenny keating permalink
      April 15, 2012 1:00 pm

      I think the Aux sable cemetary is pretty scary. There are alot of stories about creepy things happening there. My dad always drives us through it when were going by and tells us scary stories. That place freaks me out . I think it would be cool to use a weegie board there.

    • Mackenzie Callahan permalink
      April 28, 2012 1:12 pm

      Wow! That does not seem like a place you want to be at night, especially the night you were there.

  2. Jade rocks permalink
    March 28, 2012 4:17 pm

    When I went to South Dakota in Hot Springs, in the morning and afternoon I rode my bike, went swimming at a pond and went to a lot of my old friends houses. It was beautiful there and it was in the summer so it was warm. When I was going to bed, I went upstairs and laid in bed I could barely sleep because the wind was howelling and there was a tree right next to my bedroom. It was a little chilly and the surroundings were unfamiliar so I always thought I saw something moving. For the whole first month I would sleep in the day and read or do something else all night. I was only there for two months visiting my grandma and grandpa so it didn’t last long and as soon as I got home since we had to go to bed right away I fell asleep as soon as I laid down because it felt good to be in my familiar surroundings. Though I still miss my grandparents.

    • Ariana Martorano permalink
      April 1, 2012 9:06 am

      oh my, that sound’s kind of creepy, but only at night during the day it sound’s awsome.

    • Richie permalink
      April 1, 2012 10:59 am

      thats a good description 🙂

    • Dajanai Lyles permalink
      April 1, 2012 11:12 am

      This sounds really beautiful place. Also I would be really scared and probably do the same thing.

    • April 1, 2012 11:41 am

      I get what you mean. Sometimes being in your “habitat” per se makes you feel much better. I used to have trouble sleeping at other people’s homes because it was so different from my own.

      • Jade rocks permalink
        April 1, 2012 12:32 pm

        Yeah. I normally don’t sleepover at someone’s house unless I really know them.

    • Taylor House permalink
      April 9, 2012 2:08 pm

      Sometimes in an unfamiliar place i too seem to see things moving at night that really aren’t.

    • Shelby grys permalink
      April 12, 2012 5:55 pm

      That reminds me of this scene I saw in a movie .

  3. April 1, 2012 9:16 am

    A place I have been were it is diffrent at night then in day time is camping in michigan. In the day time you can see the beautiful lake and here the seagles fly threw the air where wich at night it is dark but very pleasnt. The only things you can see are the fire and the stuff that is gleaming off the fire. The pleasnt part is listening to the howl of cyotees or the crickets making their cricket noise. the diffrence between them is in the day it is bright and active but at night it is dark and pleasnt. This is my example for our homework assinment.

    • Madelyn Rogge permalink
      April 2, 2012 12:01 pm

      I agree with you camping is super scary at night.

    • Ariana Martorano permalink
      April 2, 2012 12:54 pm

      i could see that as being awsome and scary at the same time though, and you used a great example.

    • Maisie Manthey permalink
      April 3, 2012 9:30 pm

      That reminds me of when I go camping with my family and friends. I totally agree with you! It can get scary sometimes at night.

    • Brooklyn Bachmann permalink
      April 6, 2012 8:04 am

      Bryson, this is a really good example. In the night, when I hear the coyotes, it scares me the most because you don’t know anything about them. What I mean by this is that you don’t know how close they are, how many of them there are, and if their willing to attack your campground or not. I often spend a lot of my time lying awake in our trailer just listening to the howls from the coyotes. Then in the morning, when you go outside to start your day, everything is untouched and everyone is okay.

    • Victoria House permalink
      April 8, 2012 10:35 pm

      I would hate to hear an animal like a coyote and not know where it is at night. During the day you can at least see the animal and run.

    • Mackenzie Callahan permalink
      April 28, 2012 1:13 pm

      That seems real peaceful at night, maybe one day I will understand if I ever go camping in Michigan!

  4. Richie permalink
    April 1, 2012 10:58 am

    1) The perfect example for this question is the field behind my backyard. A beautiful meadow of flowers and tall green grass. Bunnies, butterflys, and Robins. The perfect view on a hot day outside the pool and I see it every day. But that is in the day time!

    2) But as the sun falls all the sweetness fades. All of the friendly woodland animals start to hide in there burrows and the cyotes start to come out. when you sit out at night you can hear them howl and scream. It is like a whole different world. A world of darkness and beast you would only find in a nightmare.

    • McKenna W permalink
      April 4, 2012 12:29 pm

      I feel the same way about my yard! It is really creepy at night because we live in the middle of nowhere, so at night you cant see anything except shadows.

    • jack lohman permalink
      June 28, 2012 12:55 am

      i dont see what you mean my yard is big and not creapy

  5. Dajanai Lyles permalink
    April 1, 2012 11:06 am

    Well I think my neighborhood is different at night than in the day. One night I was taking a walk in my neighborhood at night and I never done this before so I didn’t know what to look for. But when I started walking I immediately thinking that it looks like it’s abandoned, and nobody lives in the houses because they are dark. Then when people do come out sometimes you can’t really see what they are doing so or where they are because it is so dark. So when you go outside it feels like they are either watching you or following you when they really aren’t. I was really scared because I heard numerous of noise that night because it was really windy. Then when I turned every corner I was just out of so now I am scared to walk in my own neighborhood at night. But in the morning when I sometimes take runs with my cousin in the summer it’s beautiful and when it’s windy it feels good because I’m sweating. Also you could hear little birds chirping. Then in the summer it’s really bright so you could see everything around you. You also see a lot of colorful flowers, different shapes and sizes. Then you see children playing with bubbles and riding their bikes it’s a beautiful site.

  6. autumneales permalink
    April 1, 2012 11:35 am

    Two years ago I spent a week in Newman, Illinois. During the day time it’s quite bright and cheery. Not exactly bustling with life and children, but it’s still a nice place. When nightfall hits though, it’s literally a ghost town. There’s so many abandoned stores you never notice during the daytime and when you realize they’re there at night… It’s just eerie. My cousins and I were so creeped out our eyes began playing tricks on us. We could “see” shadows peeking from lamps.

    • Jade rocks permalink
      April 1, 2012 12:33 pm

      creepy! I would practically run to back to my house the first night. How are you still alive? 🙂

    • Brooklyn Bachmann permalink
      April 1, 2012 8:37 pm

      I hate the paranoid feeling that comes with the feeling of something is watching you. Even if it is just a simple shadow.

      • McKenna W permalink
        April 4, 2012 12:17 pm

        I know how you feel Autumn! I hate that feeling…like something is watching you.

    • Caitlyn Dixon permalink
      April 5, 2012 12:43 pm

      I agree with you because one time my family and I went to Savana, Georiga and we had a ghost tour in the middle of the night and it litterly looked like a ghost town.

    • Claire permalink
      April 26, 2012 9:06 pm

      i felt that before, where you think someone is watching you.

  7. Brooklyn Bachmann permalink
    April 1, 2012 8:35 pm

    A place to me that changes at night is cornfields. As we all know there are mazes in cornfields. During the day, there are little kids and families that explore it. A great example of this is Dollingers Pumpkin Farm. At night, it is pitch black, there are things jumping out at you,
    and there is an eerie mist in the air.
    Another of these places is the Abyss. During the day, it isn’t that bad. You can see it better and the characters aren’t that scary: you can see them coming. At night, the music is screaching in your ear, lights are flashing on and off, and people are popping out of places. This are a few examples of places that are different in day and night.

    • Madelyn Rogge permalink
      April 2, 2012 11:59 am

      I hate going near cornfields at night and day. They just creep me out.

    • Joseph Kokoszka permalink
      April 7, 2012 3:31 pm

      I agree. I was at a party once in Ottawa, and behind he house was a huge cornfield. It was about a mile long before there was a road. So, I ran to the middle and I looked around. It was pitch black.

    • Victoria House permalink
      April 8, 2012 10:33 pm

      I hate cornfields at night. Everytime I think of them it reminds of The Children of the Corn.

  8. Madelyn Rogge permalink
    April 2, 2012 11:57 am

    Many places seem different in the daytime than at night. One thing that is different at night than at day is schools. I am a girlscout so I go to a lot of nightly functions. We mostly run all of our get together at schools. When you are there in the morning it just seems like a normal school, no shadows you think are following you no strange noises. At night it seems like you are in a prison, due to the lack of color, you can’t see out the windows because it is so dark and the little normal sounds make you jump. Also I hate going somewhere in a school to get something alone, it makes me feel like I should be watching my back. I may just be paranoid, but I am sure not going to a school alone at night.

    • Joseph Kokoszka permalink
      April 7, 2012 3:16 pm

      Schools are freaky at night. I’m used to students and teachers all over, but at night the lights are dimmed, the classrooms are dark, and the only person there is usually a janitor.

      • jack lohman permalink
        June 28, 2012 12:52 am

        yes schools are really scary at night they have sooo many things that you could get lost

  9. Maisie Manthey permalink
    April 3, 2012 9:29 pm

    This question made me think of being at the hospital. Since I was there with my mom almost all of last week durring the day and night it gave me some mixed feelings about the place. In the day time it just gave off an everyday simple feeling with a little bit of curiosity walking down the hallways. It was easy going and mellow. But at night time it would get really eerie hearing the heart monitors all night. Constantly slowing down and speeding up. Also, walking the halls at night, with them silent and basically empty, scared me. It just made me really paranoid that something woud just pop up out of the corner. Of course I knew it wouldn’t. But it just gave me a lingering feeling. To me it’s interesting how one place can change from one thing to another in just a matter of hours.

    • April 4, 2012 12:32 pm

      I feel the same way about something popping out of corner at night. And the hospital would be a very freaky place at night .

    • Caitlyn Dixon permalink
      April 5, 2012 12:46 pm

      I agree with you. Hospitals can get really scary at night but look normal in the moring.

      • Emily Laxton Zackavec permalink
        April 7, 2012 3:48 pm

        I never thought about it like that but ill think about it next time it does sound like it though

    • jenny keating permalink
      April 15, 2012 1:03 pm

      Hosptials are really scary at night because so many people die in them. I just always think about ghosts being there. My dad works at the hopsital and he always tells me ghost stories abotu him working the night shift and weird unexplained things happening. AnywaysI’m pretty sure all hospitals are haunted.

    • Claire permalink
      April 26, 2012 9:06 pm

      i agree, when i was at the hospital with my brother it was completly different during the day and night.

    • Morgan Ondrick permalink
      June 20, 2012 4:09 pm

      I didn’t even think about a hospital! But when I read your comment I knew exactly what you were talking about! Its really creepy at night!

  10. McKenna W permalink
    April 4, 2012 12:13 pm

    One place I have been that is different in the day than it is at night is hotels. When your in a hotel in the day time it is very bright and you always have something to do. At night there is a totally different feel to it. If you ever go out in there halls in the middle of the night the light are all dim and every thing is quiet. That might just be my opinion but i think hotels can be really creepy sometimes.

  11. April 4, 2012 12:31 pm

    This question sadly makes me think of my house and my nieghberhood . In the day my house is somewhat cheerful. There is always stuff going on and family members talking. Or the tv is going off. Same with my nieghbrhood, it is so active with everyone walking, or grilling. Cars zip by all day. Then it hits eleven and its so quiet , both in my house and outside. My house is pitch black it gives me this creepy feeling. Sometimes its so eerie I don’t want to leave my room. I think the reason that places are different from day to night is because people leave, being alone sometimes is the biggest difference of all.

    • Mckayla Holmes permalink
      May 9, 2012 6:18 am

      Wow Meghan I agree with you becuase it seems that you have quite the spooky what witching hour in your house and neighborhood. Hard to think that gabby ever sleeps 😉

  12. April 4, 2012 9:36 pm

    I am a total ghost and superstisous person. I have gone to places that are supposevly haunted, or cursed. Ive gone to grave yards, and its so fun XD. But I’ve been to hospitals over night, and just UGH! I hate them so much. I was only 8 but i can assure there were evil things there. There is a kind of uneasy atmosphere and a weird silence, or maybe it could be just the patients coughing and weezing and the machine noises. Though I think basements are even worse. At my old house my basement was just gray had those one creepy stairs that at the top had that on fading lightbulb. As you would walk down the stairs, you would feel something behind you, and the wall guiding you down the stairs would cover what was just around the corner then you know there was barely any lighting in my basement so all you could see was just this big pitch black space until this one room was revealed and I swear you could see something demonic in that room XD. God bless the souls that live there now XD

    But Maisie the way you describe hospitals 100% TRUE. There is nothing more terryfying then the hallways, they are just so creepy, one time i had to visit my G-ma at the hospital and I felt like the hallways were getting longer and the nurses on the sides were gunna like grow teeth.

    • Madi Rodriguez permalink
      April 9, 2012 9:38 pm

      Oh kathy. even though i do agree with you, becuase whenever im at your house and the lights are off we always flip out XD

    • Shelby grys permalink
      April 12, 2012 5:59 pm

      I agree I also hate overnights at hospitals

  13. April 4, 2012 9:39 pm

    I am a total ghost and superstisous person. I have gone to places that are supposevly haunted, or cursed. Ive gone to grave yards, and its so fun XD. But I’ve been to hospitals over night, and just UGH! I hate them so much. I was only 8 but i can assure there were evil things there. There is a kind of uneasy atmosphere and a weird silence, or maybe it could be just the patients coughing and weezing and the machine noises. Though I think basements are even worse. At my old house my basement was just gray had those one creepy stairs that at the top had that on fading lightbulb. As you would walk down the stairs, you would feel something behind you, and the wall guiding you down the stairs would cover what was just around the corner then you know there was barely any lighting in my basement so all you could see was just this big pitch black space until this one room was revealed and I swear you could see something demonic in that room XD. God bless the souls that live there now XD But its so much diffrent being somewher creepy then somewher your very comfortable (: because you dont really identify everything casual, theres just something that makes u look over your shoulder.

    But Maisie the way you describe hospitals 100% TRUE. There is nothing more terryfying then the hallways, they are just so creepy, one time i had to visit my G-ma at the hospital and I felt like the hallways were getting longer and the nurses on the sides were gunna like grow teeth.

    • Isabel Tinoco permalink
      April 10, 2012 9:05 pm

      I would NEVER have the guts to go to a grave yard at night! Your brave!

    • Emily Zackavec permalink
      July 17, 2012 12:04 pm

      Oh my gosh i know how you feel! Ive always been scared of hospitals

  14. Caitlyn Dixon permalink
    April 5, 2012 12:38 pm

    The one place were it would be scary at night and pretty in the moring would be the woods that are over by my house. In the moring you can hear the birds talking to each other and you can see some animals walking around. But then at night you only see the out lines of animals or plants and you become jumpy. If you have a flashlight than you can shine it in places where you hear nosies. But you might just find a pair of glowing yellow eyes looking right back at you!

    • Emily Laxton Zackavec permalink
      April 7, 2012 3:47 pm

      Oh my gosh YES i know exactly what you mean!!!!

    • Madi Rodriguez permalink
      April 9, 2012 9:39 pm

      I totally agree with you. I have the woods near my old house too, and it was ALWAYS creepy at night XD

    • Mckayla Holmes permalink
      April 10, 2012 6:46 am

      Wow Caitlyn I can definitely see where you think that is pretty during the day and can be scary at night. Therefore, I agree with you completly that the scenery of that forest behind your house can dramatically change.

    • Sabrina Shafer permalink
      April 16, 2012 7:32 pm

      I agree Caitlyn I have been in the woods you live by and it is not the prettiest at night but I love it in the day.

  15. Joseph Kokoszka permalink
    April 7, 2012 3:07 pm

    My grandma lives on the south side of Chicago and its not the best place to live. During the daytime, I really like to hang outside with some friends. The mailman comes every day and he is so nice. Once in a while, a Chicago police officer will drive by and say hi. But it all changes at night. When it gets dark, it gets so creepy. One reason is that when I come in, my grandma walks over, looks out the window and locks the 10 locks on her door. Every night I lay in bed watching TV. Whenever I hear a noise, 2 things come to mind.
    1. It’s just the wind
    2. SOMEONE’S ROBBING THE HOUSE.
    Usually like a car alarm or a siren.
    My parents don’t even like the fact of going there. That’s why Mom has told her to move to the south side…. of Channahon

    • Danielle Dennis permalink
      April 29, 2012 6:49 pm

      I used to live in Steger. It was a whole different world at night. I never heard any weird noises mainly because a train went through Steger every night. But there was a lot of gang activity there. There still is, but it’s gotten worse. Some people were killed a while back. Living there can be just scary even in the daytime! Sort of sounds like where your grandmother lives.

  16. Emily Laxton Zackavec permalink
    April 7, 2012 3:46 pm

    Well i staid at this cabin one year, it was really nice. It was in wisconsin and had a deck that streached all around the cabin with trees growing through it. There were also steap stairs that led to a creak that was about 9 feet across, that led to a river that seemed to go on for miles, passing beaches, water side resturants, leading into lake michiagan. There were 2 bedrooms, a loft that had a bed and enough room to fit 2 air matresses ( i know that because me and my 2 brothers had to squizze together on one matress util we figured out 3 days after we got there that we had a second matress) a living room with a tv, 2 couches, a fireplace, and a full wall made out of window that could open with no screen, and a kitchen. we also had a basement with an entrance in the house under the stairs and one outside right by the water also 2 bathrooms. the basement door inside was in the wide open but on the floor covered in carpet so it blends in and then there are big wood stairs after the door (my dad scared the poop out of my grandparents with that). So it was pretty nice you see kids playing, swimming, cliff diving, (i did that alot) and we would canoe and go to the beach. it was like a perfect vacation for anyone in the day time until the night. Thats when you hear motorcycles and kids scream and you get scared because sometimes your the only one awake and then you feel like the idot because you told your mom you werent a baby and that you could sleep outside on the deck alone. Your terrified and scared and worried at the end of the day, littlerly. So theres a big differance there from being happy and having a great time to thinking you are ganna die and are terrified.

  17. Victoria House permalink
    April 8, 2012 10:31 pm

    One place I have been that was nice during the day and scary at night would be Maine. During the day you can see the beautiful senery and swim in the wonderful ocean. Everyone is outside, you can walk on trails near your cabin and go swimming in the lakes. At night everything changes. You can here creepy noises outside your cabin at night, raccoons dig in your garbage at night and the bears growling. When you have your windows open, you can even see the eyes of the big moose or other creaters of the night staring you in the eyes!

  18. Shelby grys permalink
    April 9, 2012 9:05 am

    A place I have been that has a obvious different difference between day and nightis was when I went on vacation was fort Myers beach in Florida . The main difference between them was during the day it was sunny and warm but the night was slightly cooler. The other main difference was that during the day everyone was on the beach but at night everyone went to the restaraunts and hotels. The other small differences are that during the day were that some of the shops were busier than others between day and night and at night if you didn’t leave to go get ice cream before seven oclock you wouldn’t get ice cream because everyone wants ice cream then .

    • Danielle Dennis permalink
      April 29, 2012 6:46 pm

      That sounds like supernatural stuff can happen. 😀

  19. Taylor House permalink
    April 9, 2012 2:06 pm

    Someplace that is definitely different at night than in the day is the cornfield behind my house. During the day, it’s just another cornfield. It sways and is just another home for rabbits and so forth. But at night, it turns into something you definitely don’t want to be around. Every time you step and you here noises, you feel like someone is following you. And to add on to that, coyotes and wild dogs are always there at night, living and catching food. You don’t want to be there at night.

  20. sarah bollino permalink
    April 9, 2012 8:50 pm

    When i go to my grandparents house its really beautiful during the day, but during the night it gets creepy. My grandparents live matoon lake, and when the sun comes up in the morning the lake looks really pretty. Throughout the day its still really pretty cause there are trees sourronding their house. At and we are outside you here wild animals, and the bullfrogs crocking, and gets creepy.

    • Isabel Tinoco permalink
      April 10, 2012 9:05 pm

      Ooh, I’d love to wake up to a sunrise by the water! It sound so pretty, at least during the day(;

  21. sarah bollino permalink
    April 9, 2012 8:50 pm

    Catlyn i can connect to you about your house when im at my grandparents.

  22. sarah bollino permalink
    April 9, 2012 8:52 pm

    Kathy i agree with you about the hospitals, and that graveyards are fun.

  23. Madi Rodriguez permalink
    April 9, 2012 9:36 pm

    I think that the campground i go to i way scarier at night then it is during the day. During the day theres a park a little forest and a really rocky road with a huge lake. When it becomes nighttime its very creepy to me when its dark. Because the swings move in the wind and always make a creaking sound.So when its night time. You always think someones on the swings but when you check, there isnt. Also, when you look where the woods is it looks really dark and seems like its never going to end. When you walk on the road rocks always fall behind you, so it sounds like someones following you, and with the moon lighting up on the lake, it makes around you dim enough to barely even see. And you usually hear screaming from little kids in trailers. I think its really creepy. But during the day, nothing seems to be scary. Besides my fear of bugs -_-.

  24. Mckayla Holmes permalink
    April 10, 2012 6:41 am

    A place that I have been that was really different in the day than at night was a lake in new York, lake geroge. On the 4th of July we go up and have a small family reunion. And during the day we usually we boating. And on the 4th we went on the lake to watch the firework show. And sometimes it was really creepy when you really can’t see what’s around you and all the water is like black. But during the day it is usually really bright, calming, and relaxing. Also in the day you can see the houses, other boats. I mean that’s why they invented the lights on then so that other people can see that you are there but is weird when all you have to go off of on boat size is lights. Now lights and rear lights. In the day time you don’t need those lights you can see the actual boats and where they are going. Do that is the place that is really different furring the day than it is at night time.

    • Morgan Ondrick permalink
      June 20, 2012 4:08 pm

      I can completely relate to you about this! During the day it was enjoyable, but during the night time, it was creepy! I also can relate to you when you said it was kind of creepy not being able to see whats around you and the water was black! thats exactly how i felt!

  25. Isabel Tinoco permalink
    April 10, 2012 9:04 pm

    A place that I’ve been both at day and at night is Dellwood Park by my old house in Lockport. There are many different types of trees there that blend together to make one beautiful scene, espically when the sun sets. There are also lots of parks, that during the day, you see kids playing aroud and having fun on. It sounds like such a beautiful sight, and believe me it is, but at the night its a completly different story! Instead of the trees blending together to make a canopy around the park, they appear to be giant creatures following you and making creepy noises. When it’s windy, and your walking by the parks the squeaking of the swings rocking back and forth gives you the heebie geebies! It’s quite scary!

    • Danielle Dennis permalink
      April 29, 2012 6:45 pm

      The swings rocking back and forth is definitely a creepy image. Whenever I think of that, I automatically think about ghosts.

  26. Dajanai Lyles permalink
    April 11, 2012 12:13 am

    Mr. Curtis do we have a new assignment for this week or do we have the same assignment for last week to do?

    • April 11, 2012 8:49 am

      I did not give a new assignment this past week. I gave you all a week off for spring break.

      • Jade rocks permalink
        April 16, 2012 8:12 pm

        Thank you for the week off. Will we have some of these weeks off in the summer for the fourth of july and other event like that?

  27. Dajanai Lyles permalink
    April 11, 2012 10:04 pm

    Mr. Curtis if other people from mine family wold like to come to England could they come to the Tap Mettings that we have. Also for the dodge ball tournment if they would like to come and watch me work on both of them would they have to pay.

  28. Dajanai Lyles permalink
    April 12, 2012 12:13 am

    also if they went to the fifth grade one would they have to pay again if they went to the sixth grade tournment?

  29. jenny keating permalink
    April 15, 2012 12:57 pm

    Every few weeks my friend Katie and I go to Wisconsin, she has a cabin out there . During the daytime it is very pretty and there is a little stream that runs through the front yard with a bridge over it. There are tons of flowers and I would compare it to a place that is almost dream like. Behind the house is a huge forrest with a ton of trees and in the forrest it’s very pretty too. There are birds chirping and little animals like squirrels and bunnys always running around. When it’s night time it is totaly differant. Everything is dark and there are no sounds except the water from the stream that you can hear flowing. I always feel like a bear or a wolf is going to come out and eat me. Sometimes you can even hear wolves howling which is kind of creepy. I dont get scared that easily though. Another creepy part about it is the forrest looks really dark , like Jason is going to come out and stab us. It’s very weird how in the daylight it can be so pretty then at night so scary.

  30. Jade rocks permalink
    April 16, 2012 7:09 pm

    Where’s part 4 of the Hounds of Bakersville? Is it only my computer that is having these problems?

  31. Sabrina Shafer permalink
    April 16, 2012 7:28 pm

    I think Chicago because it looks very diffrent day and night to be honest I like both times of the day. Like when I go to my favorite place in Chicago which is China town in the day time it is more happy and not a lot of crime loke there is at night. Plus the allys there do not look so bad in the day time I would see birdies and garbage cans still there and not a lot of people in the allys that look like they want to beat me up to steal my money or left over food from the resterants or the homeless people begging for food nope, I see those people at night when I want to hurry up and stay in my car where they can not find me. Or also it could be very warm and hot in the day time while at night it is very bright outside because of the bright advertisment signs I would see in the air looking like they are flaoting in the air because of the bars holding the you can not see them because it is night so the darkness covers them up. So Chicago is very diffrent day and night although I like both times I feel more safe in the day time when I am in Chicago.

  32. Claire permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:02 pm

    A place i have been day and night is the woods. In the daytime, its beautiful and you hear the sound of the trees blowing and animals scurrying across the ground. The sun above is beautiful, and everything is perfect. Although, at night its very dark and you hear few animals. Also at night it is very scary because there are little to no other people around. So you have to fend for yourselfs! i learned my lesson the first time! Do not go in the woods at night!

  33. Mackenzie Callahan permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:10 pm

    I have been to a park by my house, and I know it’s not the biggest thing to talk about, but day and night are just different there. And in the day time it was so much fun, you could run around and just enjoy yourself. At night though it was kind of spooky. Like there is this big grass area next to it. At night you really can’t see across it and somethimes you might think there is someone coming and you freak out, because really you don’t know what else to do. So, in the day it is a fun place to hang around with friends and have fun, but a night it feels like your somewhere else.

  34. Danielle Dennis permalink
    April 29, 2012 6:44 pm

    The place I thought of was at a campground. I can’t quite remember what it was called, but it’s by Leland, and has a lake with a beach. It’s cheerful and happy during the day, children screaming and playing. At night when I go to catch frogs, it looks cold, unforgiving, and dense when you get to the weeds and the marshy area of the lake. You just feel like something will jump out at you.

  35. Emily Zackavec permalink
    May 1, 2012 10:56 pm

    When is the next England meeting?

  36. Richie permalink
    June 4, 2012 9:33 pm

    Dear Mr.Curtis
    I was researching and found this cool haunted hous in york and thought i would tell you about it. I copy and pasted the description so here it is

    35 Stonegate is a small, 700 year old, eerie house in beautiful York, which has been opened to the public. You are able to follow the ghostly history of the house and what has happened over the years, by stepping into each room.

    This is a very spooky, untouched house and if you’re the only folk in the building, it can be even more un-nerving. You may witness “other worldly” presences especially in the seance room.

    If you are interested in spooks this is a must…but definitely not for small children or the faint hearted.

  37. Morgan Ondrick permalink
    June 20, 2012 4:06 pm

    When I went to Michigan with my friends last year it was completely different during the day and at night. During the day it was sunny and nice and there was colors everywhere. But at night, we were all scared to leave our room. It got colder, windy and everything was gray and black. Her dog also barked at all the shadows from the trees outside and we were all so scared. Her sink also leaked so you would hear dripping water. Of course we didn’t notice it during the day because we were outside. I loved being there during the day! But at night, we tried to fall asleep as fast as we could!

  38. jack lohman permalink
    June 28, 2012 12:51 am

    at my church at day it is nice and the sun i going through the stained glass. it is very lively but at night its not. the church is as dark as a cave. that is what is different at different times.

  39. Danielle Dennis permalink
    July 22, 2012 5:46 pm

    I thought I did this assignment. I’m so sorry. Okay, well, this place I’ve been to…. Probably The walk with me and my friends to the Creamery and back. At night.. It’s just so creepy, and the trees look different. They look like arms. O.O It’s just so dark and scary-looking with the streetlights just lighting certain parts, making weird shadows. And in the day it’s so sunny and happy-looking. It’s weird how different it looks.

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