Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,165 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,325
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12364
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

rt up, for I was growin' feared in that big room.

"And at last up I got, and began walkin' about the room, lookin' at this and peepin' at that, to amuse my mind, ye'll understand. And at last what sud I do but peeps into Madam Crowl's bedchamber.

"A grand chamber it was, wi' a great four-poster, wi' flowered silk curtains as tall as the ceilin', and foldin' down on the floor, and drawn close all round. There was a lookin'-glass, the biggest I ever sid before, and the room was a blaze o' light. I counted twenty-two wax candles, all alight. Such was her fancy, and no one dared say her nay.

"I listened at the door, and gaped and wondered all round. When I heard there was not a breath, and did not see so much as a stir in the curtains, I took heart, and walked into the room on tiptoe, and looked round again. Then I takes a keek at myself in the big glass; and at last it came in my head, 'Why couldn't I ha' a keek at the ald lady herself in the bed?

"Ye'd think me a fule if ye knew half how I longed to

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.23
jhelhen
****.

I won't necessarily call it ghost stories but it was interesting enough.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Madam Crowl's Ghost and the Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft
Collected Works of Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka
Grimms' Fairy Tales
by The Grimm Brothers

See more popular titles from this genre.