Suffer The Little Children
The undisputed ?Master of Horror? Stephen King has always been known for writing stories that prey on his readers ordinary plausible fears. This is no exception with his story Suffer the Little Children. At first glance, this book resembles a diary of a madman. However, it is not what Miss Sidley does when she goes insane that is disturbing, but why she goes insane that makes this story memorable.
?She was graying, and the brace she wore to support her failing back was limned clearly against her print dress?(536). Miss Sidley was an old woman with a very distinguished career in teaching. Still, in her old age, she was the best at the game. Or so she thought. ?. . . she reflected that the success of her long teaching career could be summed and checked and proven by this one everyday action: she could turn her back on her pupils with confidence?(536). Nothing you could do or say would convince her otherwise, she was old and set in her ways.
Upon first reading the story, I thought that the catalyst that drove her to the breaking point was a kid named Robert. His
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