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Widdershins

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Author: Oliver Onions (George Oliver)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,416 / 229 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,928
Added to site: 2006.10.25
mnybks.net#: 15040
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Ghost Stories

Contains the classic ghost story The Beckoning Fair One.

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e had for the evening.

The next morning he sat down to work without even permitting himself to answer one of his three letters--two of them tradesmen's accounts, the third a note from Miss Bengough, forwarded from his old address. It was a jolly day of white and blue, with a gay noisy wind and a subtle turn in the colour of growing things; and over and over again, once or twice a minute, his room became suddenly light and then subdued again, as the shining white clouds rolled north-eastwards over the square. The soft fitful illumination was reflected in the polished surface of the table and even in the footworn old floor; and the morning noises had begun again.

Oleron made a pattern of dots on the paper before him, and then broke off to move the jar of daffodils exactly opposite the centre of a creamy panel. Then he wrote a sentence that ran continuously for a couple of lines, after which it broke on into notes and jottings. For a time he succeeded in persuading himself that in making these memo

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.12.15
jhelhen
****.

The only story that interested me in this book was The Beckoning Fair One which is a fairly good read for me. It's well written and very engaging.


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