Complete Ghost Stories (Collector's Library) by Montague Rhodes James

By Montague Rhodes James

The Afterword for this primary accrued variation of M. R. James's "Complete Ghost Stories" is through the well known crime author and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies. It includes 3 additional tales written after ebook of M. R. James's "Collected Ghost Stories": "The Experiment", "The Malice of Inanimate Objects" and "A Vignette".

The whole record of reports is

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook
Lost Hearts
The Mezzotint
The Ash Tree
Number 13
Count Magnus
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
A institution Story
The Rose Garden
The Tractate Middoth
Casting the Runes
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
Martin's Close
Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance
The place of abode at Whitminster
The Diary of Mr Poynter
An Episode of Cathedral History
The tale of a Disappearance and an Appearance
Two Doctors
The Haunted Dolls' House
The unusual Prayer-Book
A Neighbour's Landmark
A View from a Hill
A caution to the Curious
An Evening's Entertainment
Wailing Well
There was once a guy Dwelt via a Churchyard
After darkish within the enjoying Fields
The Experiment
The Malice of Inanimate Objects
A Vignette

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He deposed to having watched her on three different occasions from his window, at the full of the moon, gathering sprigs 'from the ash tree near my house. ' She had climbed into the branches, clad only in her shift, and was cutting off small twigs with a peculiarly curved knife, and as she did so she seemed to be talking to herself. On each occasion Sir Matthew had done his best to capture the woman, but she had always taken alarm at some accidental noise he had made, and all he could see when he got down to the garden was a hare running across the park in the direction of the village.

Dinner at five, wine, cards, supper, and dispersal to bed. Next morning Sir Richard is disinclined to take his gun with the rest. He talks with the Bishop of Kilmore. This prelate, unlike a good many of the Irish Bishops of his day, had visited his see, and, indeed, resided there for some considerable time. This morning, as the two were walking along the terrace and talking over the alterations and improvements in the house, the bishop said, pointing to the window of the West Room: 'You could never get one of my Irish flock to occupy that room, Sir Richard.

They agreed at last that it would be safe to leave it, and that they would return after Hall and await further developments. When they assembled again, at the earliest possible moment, the engraving was there, but the figure was gone, and the house was quiet under the moonbeams. There was nothing for it but to spend the evening over gazetteers and guidebooks. Williams was the lucky one at last, and perhaps he deserved it. At half-past eleven he read from Murray's Guide to Essex the following lines: '16 '12 miles, Anningley.

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