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Martin's Close
Some few years back I was staying with the rector of a ...

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

Keeping His Promise
It was eleven o'clock at night, and young Marriott wa...

Childless
In the city of The-Great-name lived a rich idler name...

Charles Ashmore's Trail
The family of Christian Ashmore consisted of his wi...

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

The Slaying Of Sergeant Davies
We now examine a ghost with a purpose; he wanted to hav...

The Ghost Of Miser Brimpson
BY EDEN PHILLPOTTS I Penniless and proud he was; ...

The Ducks' Eggs
A little girl of the author's family kept ducks and was...

House Near Blythswood Square Glasgow The Haunted Bath
When Captain W. de S. Smythe went to look over ---- H...





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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