Our reader says:
When I was a teen or a kid (I forgot how old I was), I remember my mom getting me a book with a cover of these metal cross-like things being on the cover and there were several petrified faces on them. I think the cover was kind of a dark purple or something.
Anyways, I remember vaguely two stories from the book. One was about a phantom horserider that rode by a school everyday repeating the events of her death. And, the other was about a father recalling his memories about a childhood friend that he couldn’t save from drowning or something.
I’ve been looking for this book for the past two days and I have came up with no luck.
I thought this might be Robert San Souci’s Short and Shivery, which is a children’s anthology with a purplish cover and an iron fence topped with crosses, but there are no petrified heads, and I’m not familiar enough with the stories to be able to know for sure. I’ll make you all the same offer I did last time– if you can identify the book, I’ll send you candy.