Comparing The Red Room And The Landlady

811 words - 3 pages

Which is the better suspense story, "The Red Room" or "The Landlady"?

The Red Room is a short story which is written by H.G Wells. It is a
story about a young man who decides to go into a room which is
believed to be haunted. The old people who live in the house which has
the haunted room believe that is haunted but the man himself does not
believe that it is haunted.

As the story continues, we find that the man does go into the haunted
room. He takes some candles and matches into the room with him to feel
more safe and also because then he can see the room in the darkness.
When he reaches inside the room, he lights up many candles which he
palces around the room, and he also lights up the fireplace.

Soon he starts to find that the candles that he has lit are beginning
to blow out in all directions of the room and feels as if soeone is
blowinig then out. He can not see anyone and he starts to relight the
candles. He also begins to feel as if there are shadows behind him.
Soon the candles start to blow out very quickly and then the fireplace
also is blown out. He is left in the room with no light and he can not
see anything. He bangs into the furniture in the darkness and
collapses.

The next day, the man wakes up to find that he is downstaires and out
of the haunted room. He realises that the old people were right and
that there are ghots in the room. He admits that he was vary scared
and also realises that he was wrong and that the old people were
right.

The Landlady is a story written by Roald Dahl. It is about a seventeen
year old boy called Billy Weaver who needs a place to stay in for one
night in Bath. He looks around at many places to stay such as a pub
but he chooses to stay at a simple bed and breakfast place.

When he is about to ring the doorbell of the bed and breakfast place,
the door opens. He is greeted by a ;ady ho is around 45 to 50 years
old. She seems very pleasent to Billy and offers him a room to stay at
a very cheap price. At first Billy does notice that the woman is a bit
strange but he does not mind because he gets offered a very cheap
place to stay.

After he settles into his room, he sign the guest book. He notices
that before him there have only been two guests of which he had heard
of them. He had read their names in newspapers and...

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