Here's the story . . .
We don't know the long history of the book. It was found in a backpack in the woods in 2013. The backpack was torn, dirty, and looked like it had been there for years. The only other thing in the backpack was an old locket with a picture of a young woman that appeared to be from the 1930s. The man who found the backpack brought it home and gave the book to his son.
The child said the book "read to him". Apparently, when he would open the book to read it, he would hear whispering of another page in the book. It was never the page he wanted to read but always another page. He started to figure out the words he heard were of something he needed to know. His father didn't believe him until he experienced it himself.
One night, he went into his son's room. His son was sound asleep with the book open. The dad picked the book up to put it away, and he heard the whispers. It read, The Little Land. He got tears in his eyes because it reminded him of his mother. However, he became freaked out, too, because he couldn't understand why the book was whispering poetry to him. He held that book 100 times and never heard anything. His son told him several times the book "talks", but he didn't believe him. Suddenly, he heard an entire poem. He was so shaken up, he gave the book to a friend (who didn't believe him).
After a few months with the book, the friend started having dreams about it. She dreamt of herself reading the book. So she became curious and started reading it. At first, everything was normal, and she enjoyed the verses. After a while, she started hearing whispers, too. With her, it was a bit different. When she would turn to a page, she would hear the whispering words of that page. She was frightened of the book, so she brought it back to her friend.
That's where we came in. The father brought this book to a church books sale and explained its recent history to our Canadian curator who snatched it right up. Now while BJ, our Canadian curator, had the book in his possession, he said he woke up from a sound sleep to whispering. He jumped out of bed and opened the book and didn't hear anything. This happened for two more nights. After that, he shipped the book to us and the whispering wake up calls haven't happened since. We haven't had any experiences with the book, but we just recently received it, and it's not right in our home. It's in our warehouse (finished garage), so we haven't had much contact with it yet.
This is a children's poetry book originally published in 1885. However, this particular copy was published in 1928, and it's a rare version. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The book is a hard-cover edition, a total of 122 pages, and it's in fair to good condition, depending on your view. There's writing inside the book, and the binding is worn and torn on the outside and on the inside back. There are smudges and marks on the book, too. It old with a lot of character and a lot to say.
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