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Mark Twain's Story
Mark was smoking his cigar outside the door of his hous...

Pearlin' Jean Of Allanbank
Few ghosts have obtained more notoriety than Pearlin'...

Lord St Vincent's Ghost Story
Sir Walter Scott, writing about the disturbances in the...

The Interval
Mrs. Wilton passed through a little alley lead...

Jean Bouchon
I was in Orleans a good many years ago. At the time i...

The Deathbed
Miss C., a lady of excellent sense, religious but not b...

The Haunted Photograph
BY RUTH McENERY STUART To the ordinary observer it...

The Prussian Dominoor Fatal Effects Of Jealousy
An officer of rank in the service of the late King of...

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

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79]...

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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