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Cottage Design Iv
This cottage is still in advance of the last, in its ac...

Number 13
Among the towns of Jutland, Viborg justly holds a high ...

A Professional Secret
Mr. Leveridge was in a solicitor's office at Swanton....

The Vigil Of Saint Mark Or Fatal Superstition
Rebecca was the fairest maid That on the Dan...

The Dog O' Mause
Account of an apparition that appeared to William Souta...

Glamr
The following story is found in the Gretla, an Ice...

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

On The Leads
Having realised a competence in Australia, and having...

The Bright Scar
In 1867, Miss G., aged eighteen, died suddenly of chole...

Cottage 3 Cottage Outside Decoration
Nothing so perfectly sets off a cottage, in external ap...





Peter's Ghost






A naval officer visited a friend in the country. Several men were
sitting round the smoking-room fire when he arrived, and a fox-terrier
was with them. Presently the heavy, shambling footsteps of an old
dog, and the metallic shaking sound of his collar, were heard coming
up stairs.

"Here's old Peter!" said his visitor.

"_Peter's dead_!" whispered his owner.

The sounds passed through the closed door, heard by all; they pattered
into the room; the fox-terrier bristled up, growled, and pursued a
viewless object across the carpet; from the hearth-rug sounded a
shake, a jingle of a collar and the settling weight of a body
collapsing into repose. {156}

This pleasing anecdote rests on what is called _nautical evidence_,
which, for reasons inexplicable to me, was (in these matters)
distrusted by Sir Walter Scott.





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