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"'''The Double-Dip Horror'''" is a short story in ''[[More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps]]''.
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{{Tabber/Story|More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps|previous=Monster on the Ice|next=Santa's Helpers}}"'''The Double-Dip Horror'''" is the eighth short story in ''[[More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps]]''.
   
 
==Plot==
 
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Twin sisters Rachel and Wynona have arrived at the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge for a week. They were hired to be junior instructors with the deal being that they teach for six days and on the seventh day, they get to ski for free. The twin sisters, realizing that no one has seen both of them, formulate a plan. They'll both take shifts being only Rachel. When one twin is being Rachel and teaching lessons, the other twin will be skiing for free. The plan works generally well, except for a red-haired kid named Bobby Judd, who keeps making trouble for the twins whenever they try to teach the class. The other students ignore his antics and the twins do their best to follow suit. Bobby Judd acts up but is actually a very good skater and keeps begging the twins for a private lesson.
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Rachael and Wyona are identical twin sisters. The two of them have just arrived at the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge, where they will serve as junior skiing instructors for a group of little kids during their winter break. When Wyona checks into their hotel room, she and Rachael begin talking about their desire to do some real skiing here. As they only have one day to themselves to do it, the twins hatch a plan. Rather than go as separate instructors, they will interchange on certain days, both acting as Rachael, while the other is free to ski. As nobody has seen the two separately, the plan seems foolproof.
   
One of the twins comes up with the perfect plan. They'll show Bobby Judd up by agreeing to a lesson. Then they'll take turns skiing down the same mountain, always coming out ahead of Bobby no matter what. Bobby Judd won't be able to beat them because they'll be able to cheat and trade places and he'll finally be put in his place. Bobby agrees to the plan, but insists on meeting them on a black diamond course, the Double-Dip. The real Rachel starts the race and Wynona waits for Bobby to show up so she can slide ahead, but he never does. Finally she goes looking for Rachel and both sisters discover that neither has seen Bobby. Worried that he might be lost, Wynona agrees to ski down to the lodge to see if anyone has heard from Bobby while Rachel waits on the slope.
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At first, things seem to be going well. The other instructors don't suspect a thing. However, a boy named Bobby Judd keeps making trouble for Rachael and Wyona. During a lesson, Bobby sticks out his ski in front of Wyona as she's midway down a mountain slope, causing her to crash. Both wanting to get revenge on Bobby, the two decide to give him a private lesson, where they'll again act as alternating twins, seemingly always getting ahead of him. Bobby is all too eager to accept the offer, but asks they do the lesson at Double-Dip, a slope meant for advanced skiers only. 
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They arrive at Double-Dip, only to find Bobby nowhere in sight. Leaving her sister behind, Wyona goes to ask another instructor, Margo, about the whereabouts of Bobby, only for her to reveal they don't have a student by that name. When Wyona reveals his full name, Margo is taken aback. She says that Bobby used to ski there many years ago alongside his twin brother, Ricky, with whom he loved racing. However, during one last race, Bobby crashed into a tree and died. Now, his ghost challenges others to a race down Double-Dip, where many don't survive.
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Horrified that Rachael is still on the slope, Margo reassures her. She tells Wyona that there's nothing to worry about, Bobby only goes after identical twins.
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==Trivia==
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*This is the only non-sequel ''Goosebumps'' story where the protagonist is thirteen instead of the usual twelve or eleven.
   
At the lodge, Wynona asks Margot, the head ski instructor, if she's seen Bobby. Margot thinking Wynona is Rachel, tells her there is no student named Bobby. Wynona insists that there is a Bobby Judd and describes him. Margot gets very serious and tell her that Bobby Judd was the son of a ski instructor who died on a ski course. He haunts the lodge and tries to lure kids into racing with him. Apparently a murdering ghost is something you causally forget to mention to potential junior ski instructors. Wynona tells Margot that they have to do something, as her friend is up on the course, waiting to race the ghost. Margot tells her not to worry, the ghost only tries to murder identical twins.
 
 
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"The Double-Dip Horror" is the eighth short story in More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps.

PlotEdit

Rachael and Wyona are identical twin sisters. The two of them have just arrived at the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge, where they will serve as junior skiing instructors for a group of little kids during their winter break. When Wyona checks into their hotel room, she and Rachael begin talking about their desire to do some real skiing here. As they only have one day to themselves to do it, the twins hatch a plan. Rather than go as separate instructors, they will interchange on certain days, both acting as Rachael, while the other is free to ski. As nobody has seen the two separately, the plan seems foolproof.

At first, things seem to be going well. The other instructors don't suspect a thing. However, a boy named Bobby Judd keeps making trouble for Rachael and Wyona. During a lesson, Bobby sticks out his ski in front of Wyona as she's midway down a mountain slope, causing her to crash. Both wanting to get revenge on Bobby, the two decide to give him a private lesson, where they'll again act as alternating twins, seemingly always getting ahead of him. Bobby is all too eager to accept the offer, but asks they do the lesson at Double-Dip, a slope meant for advanced skiers only. 

They arrive at Double-Dip, only to find Bobby nowhere in sight. Leaving her sister behind, Wyona goes to ask another instructor, Margo, about the whereabouts of Bobby, only for her to reveal they don't have a student by that name. When Wyona reveals his full name, Margo is taken aback. She says that Bobby used to ski there many years ago alongside his twin brother, Ricky, with whom he loved racing. However, during one last race, Bobby crashed into a tree and died. Now, his ghost challenges others to a race down Double-Dip, where many don't survive.

Horrified that Rachael is still on the slope, Margo reassures her. She tells Wyona that there's nothing to worry about, Bobby only goes after identical twins.

TriviaEdit

  • This is the only non-sequel Goosebumps story where the protagonist is thirteen instead of the usual twelve or eleven.
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