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The Phantom Regiment Of Killiecrankie
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Wyndham's Letter
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The Old Family Coach
A distinguished and accomplished country gentleman and ...

Iv
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Ticonderoga
It was one evening in the summer of the year 1755 that ...

The Open Door
Here again is something that is very peculiar and not...

A Happy Release
Mr. Benjamin Woolfield was a widower. For twelve mont...

Prefatory
This work owes its appearance to the absence of any che...

The Wandering Jew In England
When on the weary way to Golgotha, Christ fainting...





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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