J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,696 / 87 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,721
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12363
Origin: gutenberg.org

LAURA SILVER BELL (1872)
WICKED CAPTAIN WALSHAWE, OF WAULING (1869)
THE CHILD THAT WENT WITH THE FAIRIES (1870)
STORIES OF LOUGH GUIR (1870)
  The Magician
  Earl Moll
  Rial's Adventure
  The Banshee
  The Governess's Dream
  The Earl's Hall
THE VISION OF TOM CHUFF (1870)
DICKON THE DEVIL (1872)

Show Excerpt

All is still and sombre. At this hour the simple traffic of the thinly-peopled country is over, and nothing can be more solitary.

From this jungle, nevertheless, through which the mists of evening are already creeping, she sees a gigantic man approaching her.

In that poor and primitive country robbery is a crime unknown. She, therefore, has no fears for her pound of tea, and pint of gin, and sixteen shillings in silver which she is bringing home in her pocket. But there is something that would have frighted another woman about this man.

He is gaunt, sombre, bony, dirty, and dressed in a black suit which a beggar would hardly care to pick out of the dust.

This ill-looking man nodded to her as he stepped on the road.

"I don't know you," she said.

He nodded again.

"I never sid ye neyawheere," she exclaimed sternly.

"Fine evening, Mother Carke," he says, and holds his snuff-box toward her.

She widened the distance between them by a step or so, and said again sternly and pale,

"I hev nowt to say to thee, whoe'er thou beest."

"You know Laura Silver Bell?"

"That's a byneyam; the lass's neyam is Laura Lew," she answered, looking straight before her.

"One name's as good as

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... 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
Black Spirits and White
by Ralph Adams Cram
A Woman Named Smith
by Marie Conway Oemler
At the Ghost Hour
by Paul Heyse
Across the Stream
by E.F. Benson
The Haunted Hotel
by Wilkie Collins
Byways of Ghost-Land
by Elliott O'Donnell
The Deserted House
by E.T.A. Hoffmann

See more popular titles from this genre.