J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3

J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3
The Haunted Baronet

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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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1871

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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3
The Haunted Baronet

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rn sounded, and the mail-coach drew up at the door of the George and Dragon to set down a passenger and his luggage.

Dick Turnbull rose and went out to the hall with careful bustle, and Doctor Torvey followed as far as the door, which commanded a view of it, and saw several trunks cased in canvas pitched into the hall, and by careful Tom and a boy lifted one on top of the other, behind the corner of the banister. It would have been below the dignity of his cloth to go out and read the labels on these, or the Doctor would have done otherwise, so great was his curiosity.

CHAPTER III

Philip Feltram

The new guest was now in the hall of the George, and Doctor Torvey could hear him talking with Mr. Turnbull. Being himself one of the dignitaries of Golden Friars, the Doctor, having regard to first impressions, did not care to be seen in his post of observation; and closing the door gently, returned to his chair by the fire, and in an under-tone informed his cronie

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Ahhh...nothing quite as refreshing as a spooky book to raise some goosebumps on a hot summer day!

This volume, consisting of just one ghost tale, is as much of a psychological thriller as a paranormal story. While Le Fanu's wordy 18th century style may be a bit tiresome at times, it mostly serves this moody ironic tale very well.
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