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The 930 Up-train
In a well-authenticated ghost story, names and dates ...

The Ghost That Got The Button
BY WILL ADAMS One autumn evening, when the days we...

The Ghost Of Lord Clarenceux
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Farm House 1 Interior Arrangement
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Farm Barn Under-ground Plan And Yard
The most economical plan, for room in tying cattle in t...

The Woman In Green
At this time, in the Pavilion-of-the-guests, in the ...

The Ghost At Garpsdal
In Autumn, 1807, there was a disturbance by night in th...

Farm Barn Design I
This is a design of barn partially on the Pennsylvania ...

The Specter Bridegroom
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The Knot In The Shutter
"It is said that a dream produced a powerful effect on ...





My Gillie's Father's Story






Fishing in Sutherland, I had a charming companion in the gillie. He
was well educated, a great reader, the best of salmon fishers, and I
never heard a man curse William, Duke of Cumberland, with more
enthusiasm. His father, still alive, was second-sighted, and so, to a
moderate extent and without theory, was my friend. Among other
anecdotes (confirmed in writing by the old gentleman) was this:--

The father had a friend who died in the house which they both
occupied. The clothes of the deceased hung on pegs in the bedroom.
One night the father awoke, and saw a stranger examining and handling
the clothes of the defunct. Then came a letter from the dead man's
brother, inquiring about the effects. He followed later, and was the
stranger seen by my gillie's father.

Thus the living but absent may haunt a house both noisily and by
actual appearance. The learned even think, for very exquisite
reasons, that "Silverton Abbey" {192} is haunted noisily by a "spirit
of the living". Here is a case:--





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