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Old 03-12-10, 12:41 PM
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what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

What's the name/author of the story of a woman who is always seen wearing a scarf around her neck? A man falls in love with her, and eventually he asks the woman why, but she says he can never ask her that, and she can never take it off. One day while she is sleeping, the man's curiousity gets the best of him, and he takes the scarf off......and the woman's head tumbles away with it.
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I know it as a children's story called The Green Ribbon. It was a book that was a collection of scary short stories. I am fairly certain though it is adapted from a European folk tale.
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I've seen variations of this story in stuff like Big Book of Ghosts Stories and stuff. I love it.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

Ha! That's a great one for the kiddies -- right before bed.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

Thanks for spoiling the story IN THE SUBJECT HEADER.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

I remember it from this book from my childhood.

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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

Oh snap! I remember that book. I think I bought a copy at a book fair in elementary school.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

My boy bought In A Dark Dark Room at his last book fair. Some of the stories in it are pretty lame, even for the type of story they are.
But yeah, I think the Green Ribbon is one of those widespread old tales that is represented in many many cultures.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

Man, I remember In A Dark Dark Room. It wasn't as good as Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, though, which also had some genuinely macabre illustrations to go with it.
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

It's not "The Nicole Brown Simpson Story?"
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Re: what's the short story about a woman's head held on by scarf?

I remember reading that story! Then I told it during a camp out in 1995...good times.

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