Back in the 1960s I read an Alfred Hitchcock anthology of horror or suspense stories for children. I guess that Hitchcock merely lent his name to the anthology.
If I remember correctly, the book had a mostly greenish hard cover.
I remember bits of three stories:
In one story, a vampire was discovered and defeated. The vampire unusually could turn into an owl instead of a bat.
In one story there was reference to how unhealthy West Africa was for European explorers and colonists due to tropical diseases, and someone recited a poem about the Bight of Benin. The version of the rhyme in this story went:
The Bight of Benin, the Bight of Benin.
One comes out where three goes in.
And I remember that another story had a reference to, or a visit to, New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which I have never lived very far from.
So I ask if anyone remembers that book or any story from it.