The Landlady By Roald Dahl The Landlady by Roald Dahl is a story about a young teenager called Billy Weaver, aged 17. He decided to go out into the big wide world all by himself. The first thing Billy does is tries to find a place to stay. Then a sign catches his eyes and which hypnotizes him to stay there. He rings the doorbell and a middle-aged ‘Landlady’ opens the door who looked every happy to see Billy. It is like as if she known him and been waiting for him all her life. She starts to show him to his bedroom she gives him floor of his own to stay on and does not charge him a lot to stay there. This is where she starts to trick him into staying there with her; you have to read the rest of the story to understand what I am talking about. This story is written through Billy Weaver eyes to make it feel like that you’re there with him “each word was like a large black eyes staring at him through the glass, holding him compelling him, forcing him to stay where he was and not to walk away from that house”. This tells us that the writer wants you to experience what Billy sees and feels in the story. Roald Dahl gives you small clues to build up suspense like “it’s all ready for you, my dear”. This sounds weird because she could not have known that Billy was going to stay there. This was just one of the clues that Dahl gives. Another clue that the writer us is “They were tall and young and handsome, my dear, just exactly like you”. This sounds like she only wants specific people to stay there with her like people that are 17 years old or younger. This might be because they are easy targets for her or she might just be lonely and want someone to be there with her that will not leave her.