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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 2

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Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,967 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,971
Added to site: 2008.03.23 20388

An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House (1862)
Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen (1861)

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currences were ever mentioned in hearing of the children. They would have been, no doubt, like most children, greatly terrified had they heard any thing of the matter, and known that their elders were unable to account for what was passing; and their fears would have made them wretched and troublesome.

They used to play for some hours every day in the back garden--the house forming one end of this oblong inclosure, the stable and coach-house the other, and two parallel walls of considerable height the sides. Here, as it afforded a perfectly safe playground, they were frequently left quite to themselves; and in talking over their days' adventures, as children will, they happened to mention a woman, or rather the woman, for they had long grown familiar with her appearance, whom they used to see in the garden while they were at play. They assumed that she came in and went out at the stable door, but they never actually saw her enter or depart. They merely saw a figure--that of a very poor woman, soiled an

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Henry L Ratliff

(1862) Ghost Stories / Short story collection

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Plot bullets

  • An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House

    o A man and his family take up residence in an old house in the country at his doctors advice.

    o Rest, is not what he gets in this possessed house.

  • Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen

    o An old castle.

    o Two sisters within, contending with and strange dreams.
    ] Is it the old curse?



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