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The Girl In Pink
The following anecdote was told to myself, a few months...

Casting The Runes
_April 15th, 190-_ Dear Sir, I am requested by th...

In Tavistock Place {93}
"In the latter part of the autumn of 1878, between half...

Giles The Shepherd And Spectre
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Ice-house
Among the useful and convenient appendages to the f...

The Inextinguishable Candle Of The Old White House
There was once a house, known as The Old White House, t...

The Mysterious Sketch
ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN I Opposite the chapel of Sain...

The Creaking Stair
A lady very well known to myself, and in literary socie...

The Drunken Bucks And Chimney-sweep
On March the 19th, 1765, four bucks assembled at an i...

To The God Nibib, Child
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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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