"A Man Who Lived in Leeds" is the fifth story included in the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It takes the form of a short poem which is intended to be read aloud.
The poem begins innocently enough, talking about a man planting seeds in a garden. It moves through a series of rhymes, most of which seem to be largely meaningless, and grows steadily more sinister. It ends with the reader claiming to already be dead, having been stabbed in the back, and screaming.