"A Note About Witches" – "Summer Holidays"
• In "A Note About Witches," the narrator directly addresses the reader in stating that this story is not a fairy tale and that “real witches” exist.
• The narrator describes “real witches” as always being women and wearing ordinary clothes and living in ordinary houses.
• “Real witches,” the narrator says, are always obsessed with killing children and average killing at least one a week.
• The narrator suggests that even your teacher who is reading you this novel might be a witch and you would never know.
• In "My Grandmother," the first-person narrator, who remains unnamed in the novel, says that he had two encounters with witches before he was eight years old.
• The narrator then describes how he came to live with his grandmother: during a Christmas holiday to visit his grandmother in Oslo, the narrator’s family had a car accident and...
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