But Mainely, the folks there won't kill you

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CNN published two stories today about small towns in Maine -- one a travel story about a "New England classic" village, the other a horrific story of a quadruple murder at a bed & breakfast. Which story do you think this opening sentence goes with?

No one strays into Castine. It's not on the way to anyplace, and it contains only a handful of shops. But in this almost-too-perfect New England town... [a] church bell tolls in the distance.

Here are both stories, if you want to check your guess. My husband says if you mash them up, you'll get a Stephen King novel.

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September 6, 2006 - 2:12pm
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