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The Body Snatcher

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Cover art © 1998 W. A. Dodge
Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher is based on a true story: the Burke and Hare scandal in 1820s Edinburgh. Burke and Hare were accused of 'grave robbing'. What crime is this?

Before you read exercise

You can listen to the final part of The Body Snatcher, read the full simplified text and enjoy etexts of the original by purchasing Classic Scary Stories: Volume 1 (below). Also included are new versions of classic tales by Charles Dickens and E Nesbit

CEF English language level: B1

Listen to a complete audio reading of the original version of The Body Snatcher here.

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