In 1893, E. Nesbit (The Railway Children) published a ghost story for Halloween, Man Made in Marble.
A young couple move to a small English village the country. Every night they visit a beautiful local church. Inside there are two marble statues. Why do these statues frighten local people? And what is the secret of the broken marble finger?
Listen to Part 1 (below)
Reading worksheet here
Later the narrator returns to the church at night, walking through a dark wood…
Although every word of this story is true, I do not expect people to believe it...
Classic E. Nesbit ghost story retold by 'one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'.
Audiobook (MP3) & text (PDF & EPub)
Worksheets & answers
Language Level: Upper Intermediate B1