Humorous Ghost Stories

Humorous Ghost Stories

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Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough

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The Canterville ghost / by Oscar WildeThe ghost-extinguisher / by Gelett Burgess"Dey ain't no ghosts" / by Ellis Parker ButlerThe transferred ghost / by Frank R. StocktonThe mummy's foot / Théophile GautierThe rival ghosts / Brander MatthewsThe water ghost of Harrowby Hall / by John Kendrick BangsBack from that bourne / AnonymousThe ghost-ship / by Richard MiddletonThe transplanted ghost / by Wallace IrwinThe last ghost in Harmony / by Nelson LLoydThe ghost of Miser Brimpson / by Eden PhillpottsThe haunted photograph / by Ruth McEnery StuartThe ghost that got the button / by Will AdamsThe specter bridegroom / by Washington IrvingThe specter of Tappington / compiled by Richard BarhamIn the barn / by Burges JohnsonA shady plot / by Elsie BrownThe lady and the ghost / by Rose Cecil O'Neill.

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home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James.

BY OSCAR WILDE

The Canterville Ghost

BY OSCAR WILDE

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When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, everyone told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honor, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms.

"We have not cared to live in the place ourselves," said Lord Canterville, "since my grand-aunt, the Dowager Duchess of Bolton, was frightened into a fit, from which she never really recovered, by two skeleton hands being placed on her shoulders as she was dressing for dinner, and I feel bound to tell you, Mr. Otis, that the ghost has been seen by several living members of my family, as well as by the rector of the parish, the Rev. Augustus Dampier, who is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. After the unf

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