A Thin Ghost

A Thin Ghost
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A Thin Ghost by Montague Rhodes James

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1920

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A Thin Ghost
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The Residence at WhitminsterThe Diary of Mr. PoynterAn Episode of Cathedral HistoryThe Story of a Disappearance and an AppearanceTwo Doctors

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tly agitated. "O come!" she cried, "come directly. I'm sure he is going." "Going? Frank? Is it possible? Already?" With some such incoherent words the doctor caught up a book of prayers from the table and ran out after his wife. Lord Saul stopped for a moment where he was. Molly, the maid, saw him bend over and put both hands to his face. If it were the last words she had to speak, she said afterwards, he was striving to keep back a fit of laughing. Then he went out softly, following the others.

Mrs. Ashton was sadly right in her forecast. I have no inclination to imagine the last scene in detail. What Dr. Ashton records is, or may be taken to be, important to the story. They asked Frank if he would like to see his companion, Lord Saul, once again. The boy was quite collected, it appears, in these moments. "No," he said, "I do not want to see him; but you should tell him I am afraid he will be very cold." "What do you mean, my dear?" said Mrs. Ashton. "Only that;" said Frank, "but say to him besides th

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THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER

o Two deaths.

o A chest-of-drawers best left unopened.


THE DIARY OF MR. POYNTER

o An old pattern found in a book.

o Reproduced, it will make a good wall paper pattern.

o Or will it?


AN EPISODE OF CATHEDRAL HISTORY

o Reconstruction of the choir area of the old church.

o An improvement?

o But the new may not offset the old evil that is revealed.


THE STORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE AND AN APPEARANCE

o A man disappears.

o His reappearance is brief, fatal and bizarre.


TWO DOCTORS

o One Doctor perhaps is evil.

o The other Doctor is perhaps his victim?



This is my first time reading anything written by Mr James. I thoroughly enjoyed his short stories which, coming from basically a non-ghost story reader, is high praise indeed. But they truly captured the "spirit" of the traditional ghost stories that have become an established genre.
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