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The Headless Cupid Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Old Westerly House

The Old Westerly House is the main setting in the story. Built in 1895 by Old Man Westerly, the house became inhabited by a poltergeist, or noisy ghost, shortly after the house was built. The appearance of the poltergeist is attributed to the presence of Westerly's teenage daughters, Mabel and Harriette. The poltergeist was destructive, throwing rocks and causing general mayhem in the house. The worst thing the poltergeist did was to behead the cupid that adorned the newel post at the end of a hand carved bannister. The head disappeared and had not been seen in many years until it reappeared after Amanda and the Stanley kids began to delve into the house's history and the supernatural.

The house itself is located in Steven's Corners, a small country town. The children love the big house and its history. The house is a two story...

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