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A Thin Ghost And Others

Auhtor: Montague Rhodes James

Language: english
Published: 1920

Genres:

fiction,  ghost,  short stories
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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Thin Ghost And Others':

A collection of short stories by a master of the genre.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Thin Ghost And Others':


... or rather undertaken to bring up, the orphan son of his wife's sister. Frank Sydall was the lad's name: he had been a good many months in the house. ...
... him a fright yesterday when we were acting that foolish play you saw. I fear I made him take it more to heart than I meant.How so? Well, by telling ...
... ages it has called so many others. Here we taste a mingling of modern elegance and hoary antiquity, such as has never ere now graced life for either ...
... after him. Their shapes were but dimly seen, their number-three or four,perhaps, only guessed. I suppose they were on the whole more like dogs than ...
... to itself, and each and every one was a key of some door or another in this house, and sometimes two and when I say door, my meaning is door of a ...
... under her: the speeches are seldom over three minutes.' 'How will Miss Oldys manage to make her remember about the box?' I asked. 'Mary? Oh, she'll ...
... a Warwickshire diary. What was the name again? Drayton? Potter? Painter-either a P or a D, I feel sure. He turned over the leaves quickly. Yes, here ...
... but youmustknow how very annoying it is: particularly as it delays the whole of our business for I can't tell how long: here is Wednesday-the ...
... furnish curtains for the three or four bedrooms which were to be fitted up with it. On the feast of Simon and Jude the aunt and nephew returned from a ...
... go across to the Cathedral, Mr. Lake, and I think I made you a promise when I did so next I would give you the opportunity to see what it looks like ...
... what I mean if you look at this old view. Worby reached down a framed print from the wall. Well, the long and the short of it was that the Dean he handed ...
... dream at a tea-party in the house of the chapter clerk. Its recurrence might, perhaps, he said, be taken as a symptom of approaching illness at any ...
... believe I heard 'em myself.' That was a funny morning altogether: nothing seemed to go right. The organist he stopped in bed, and the minor Canon he forgot ...
... in and found him sitting in his chair taking a glass of spirits, and my mother standing looking anxious at him, I couldn't keep from bursting out and ...
... of for the benefit of the young people. I shall write you daily (supposing me to be detained more than a single day) what goes on, and you may be sure, ...
... his genuine wish was to be helpful, I am afraid he did not contribute to the serious side of it. He appeared to be under the impression thatwe were ...
... in a broken voice that he wished me the compliments of the season, and a little later on, when he paid his visit of ceremony at breakfast, he was far ...
... edge quite blindly and broke his neck. They searched everywhere for the other, until it occurred to me to ask whether he had ever left the market-place. ...
... much more of a sceptic than becomes your cloth. If you care to know about the dark lane you might do worse than ask my housekeeper that lived at the ...
... of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some ...