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In The Cliff Land Of The Dane
A LETTER TO THE REVEREND LAURENCE STERNE AT COXWOLD FRO...

An Explanation From The Tomb
In the diary of the late Hugh Morgan are certain intere...

A School Story
Two men in a smoking-room were talking of their private...

A Model Ghost Story
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What The Professor Saw
This story is not so painful as the one entitled "_Wh...

By Peden's Cleuch
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The Lost Key
Lady X., after walking in a wood near her house in Irel...

An Arrest
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The Ghostly Warriors Of Worms
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The Sallow-faced Woman Of No Forrest Road Edinburgh
The Public unfortunately includes a certain set of pe...





The Frightened Carrier






In October 1813, a little before midnight, as one of the carriers
between Nottingham and Loughborough, was passing near the village of
Rempstone, he was extremely surprised at meeting what he thought was a
funeral procession, marching in a most solemn and steady order in the
centre of the road. The carrier, with a becoming propriety and decorum,
drew his cart to the side of the road, that the mournful cavalcade might
pass without any interruption. Very active inquiry was immediately
afterwards made in the neighbourhood, but not the least knowledge could
be obtained as to where this solemn group had come from, or whither it
was going; it was therefore concluded, that some ghostly apparition or
other had thought proper to be then exercising its nocturnal avocation.
Some days afterwards it was found out, that a person, who lived in the
neighbouring village, had been endeavouring to construct a carriage upon
such a principle as to go without horses; and, wishing to make his
experiment as secret as possible, had chosen that dead hour of the
night, for trying his apparatus on the turnpike road; but unluckily
meeting with the carrier, he became alarmed for fear of an exposure, and
therefore threw a large sheet over the machinery, and passed the cart as
silently as possible, to avoid being detected.





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