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Apparitions At Or After Death
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The Club-room Ghost
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Cottage 2 Interior Arrangement
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The Superstitious Man's Story
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The Mystery Of The Circular Chamber
One day in late September I received the following lett...

Gisli Olafsson
Notwithstanding this declaration, the troubles at G...

Sister Maddelena
Across the valley of the Oreto from Monreale, on the ...

Farm House Design Iv
This is perhaps a more ambitious house than either of t...

Appearances Of The Dead
We now pass beyond the utmost limits to which a "scient...





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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