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The Story Of Glam
There was a man named Thorhall, who lived at Thorhall-s...

The Ghost-extinguisher
BY GELETT BURGESS My attention was first called to...

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

The Shepherd Dog
The shepherd dog is another useful—almost indispensable...

In Tavistock Place {93}
"In the latter part of the autumn of 1878, between half...

The Miraculous Case Of Jesch Claes
In the year 1676, about the 13th or 14th of this M...

The Scar In The Moustache
This story was told to the writer by his old head-maste...

Farm House 7 Fruit Garden—orchards
As the fruit garden and orchards are usually near appen...

Pearlin Jean
It was Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, the antiquary, ...

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





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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