Cirque du Freak INTRODUCTION (The Saga of Darren Shan #1)

Cirque du Freak INTRODUCTION (The Saga of Darren Shan #1)


Genres: Young AdultScience Fiction

Status: Full

Updated date: 20:28:15 09/08/2022

Description "Cirque du Freak INTRODUCTION (The Saga of Darren Shan #1)"

  INTRODUCTION I'VE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY spiders. I used to collect them when I was younger. I'd spend hours rooting through the dusty old shed at the bottom of our garden, hunting the cobwebs for lurking eight-legged predators. When I found one, I'd bring it in and let it loose in my bedroom. It used to drive my mom crazy! Usually, the spider would slip away after no more than a day or two, never to be seen again, but sometimes they hung around longer. I had one who made a cobweb above my bed and stood guard for almost a month. Going to sleep, I used to imagine the spider creeping down, crawling into my mouth, sliding down my throat, and laying loads of eggs in my belly. The baby spiders would hatch after a while and eat me alive, from the inside out. I loved being scared when I was little. When I was nine, my mom and dad gave me a small tarantula. It wasn't poisonous or very big, but it was the greatest gift I'd ever received. I played with that spider almost every waking hour of the day. Gave it all sorts of treats: flies and cockroaches and tiny worms. Spoiled it rotten. Then, one day, I did something stupid. I'd been watching a cartoon in which one of the characters