The Witch Tells Fortunes
by Alice Hale Burnett from Hallowe'en at Merryvale
Chapter V passage: Alice Hale Burnett's Merryvale Boys series for children is about a group of boys growing up in a small American town in the early 20th century. This passage from a book in the series is about the friends at a Halloween party at the home of one of the boys. Students will read the passage and then respond to questions on the meaning of the poetic fortunes, the language, and the rhymes.