"Several pages contained only newspaper cuttings. These, at least, were easy to read. Most were clippings that had been pasted into the ledger, stories about accidents, murders and terrible deaths that someone thought might be related to or result in ghostly activity. The headlines were terrible:
AVENGING PREACHER--FIRST FATHER AND THEN SON SHOT WHILE ATTENDING TO THE DEAD
GIRL GUILTY OF MURDER--SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD CONVICTED OF POISONING NUMEROUS PEOPLE
DIED BESIDE HIS GOLD-- AN OLD MAN SEIZED BY DEATH WHILE GLOATING OVER HIS HOARDED WEALTH
A VITRIOL FIEND'S WORK "
The book speaks for itself: The headlines were terrible.