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Farm House 4 Surrounding Plantations Shrubbery Walks Etc
After the general remarks made in the preceding pages, ...

Canon Alberic's Scrap-book
St Bertrand de Comminges is a decayed town on the spurs...

Cottage 3 House And Cottage Furniture
This is a subject so thoroughly discussed in the books,...

Iii
Wanderers in that happy valley Through two l...

Cavalier Version {121}
"1627. Since William Lilly the Rebells Jugler and Moun...

The Mystery Of The Felwyn Tunnel
I was making experiments of some interest at South Kens...

The Specter Of Tappington
COMPILED BY RICHARD BARHAM "It is very odd, thou...

A Word About Dogs
We always loved a dog; and it almost broke our little h...

The River Of Sorrows
Along the path leading to the city of All-virtues, in...

Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story
I had just come back to England, after having been so...





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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