The Body Snatcher


Fettes turned towards us. ‘You don’t know how dangerous that man Macfarlane is!’ he said. ‘What I am going to tell you must never leave this room.’

Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher is based on a 'grave robbing' scandal in 1820s Edinburgh. Listen to the first part of the story below.

You can read Part 1 here - complete text, audio & activities included in Classic Ghost Stories Teaching Pack below. 

Classic Ghost Stories
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Three classic ghost stories retold by 'one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'. 


The Signalman by Charles Dickens * The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson * The Marble Finger by Edith Nesbit (adapted from Man-Made-in-Marble) 


The Lawyer & the Ghost by Charles Dickens (adapted from The Pickwick Papers) * Long Black Veil (ballad with video)

Language Level:

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced (Lawyer & Ghost) 

Age: Too scary for very young children!