Smuggling the book out of my bag. Passing it, with a couple of dog-eared pages, to a friend. Seeing her read, then pass it along to someone else.
after Mother / died her red / dress continued / baking pies
... [W]e would argue that the key to understanding Creep-Out factors lies in unknowability . The less you understand something, the greater potential it has to frighten you.
"Mom, I think there's a DVD player in your fish tank."