Younger readers may not appreciate these stories as much as older readers since the writing style used in almost all of them is quite dated and there are many, many references in these stories that are simple no long used or known. At least the ghost ended up peaceful. But there is no such thing, sir, as a ghost, and I guess the laws of Nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy. So kudos to this collection! They both stood in a corner out of his way. She did not look at her sister.
Back From That Borune - I will warn you that you should not get involved in a séance. Otherwise he was extremely sensible. Brigham, returning from the closed door, said imperiously that it ought to be fixed, it shut so hard. The latter was beautiful still, with a large, splendid, full-blown beauty, she filled a great rocking-chair with her superb bulk of femininity, and swayed gently back and forth, her black silks whispering and her black frills fluttering. I think Henry might have controlled his temper, when poor Edward was so near his end, she said with an asperity which disturbed slightly the roseate curves of her beautiful mouth. The Ghost Ship - A very well told tale of a ghost ship that ends up miles from the sea.
Nobody means anything, said Caroline firmly. After the unfortunate accident to the Duchess, none of our younger servants would stay with us, and Lady Canterville often got very little sleep at night, in consequence of the mysterious noises that came from the corridor and the library. At last she laid her work in her lap and stared concentratedly. She taught creative writing classes at Columbia. Dorothy Scarborough must have had fun collecting these ghost stories.
Some are laugh-out-loud funny and some are just mildly amusing or clever. This is a collection of what you most certainly could call humorous ghost stories. Did you - ever hear anything? The Transplanted Ghost - This is a romance and is also about a castle. She was a wonderful Amazon, and had once raced old Lord Bilton on her pony twice round the park, winning by a length and a half, just in front of the Achilles statue, to the huge delight of the young Duke of Cheshire, who proposed for her on the spot, and was sent back to Eton that very night by his guardians, in floods of tears. It has a surprise ending. It is time you controlled your nerves, Rebecca, she said.
Altogether, it was a pleasant read, but not spectacular. Its an important book that shows racism as a contrived cliche only used by the easily forgotten. This is the tale of how to get rid of a water ghost. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. The ending is mysterious and I'm not quite sure what the author intended us to think.
Pretty hard, from what I heard. The stories at the start of the book are the funniest and then things digress from that point. Both had the same hard delicacy of form and aquilinity of feature. Caroline, who was writing some letters at the table, turned to Rebecca, in her usual place on the sofa. Rebecca also rose and hurried after her, sobbing loudly. I always like to sit in the dark, replied Rebecca chokingly.
Even the shock of death - for her brother Edward lay dead in the house - could not disturb her outward serenity of demeanor. I am not really all that a big fan of ghost stories but I am a fan of good writing so I was quite satisfied. The Mummy's Foot - A very beautifully told tale originally written in French. If you like ghost stories and funny story think Chesterton or Wodehouse , this is the book for you! Brigham rose, her work slipping to the floor, and began walking round the room, moving various articles of furniture, with her eyes on the shadow. We moved everything in the room the first night it came, said Rebecca; it is not anything in the room. Suddenly he began hastening hither and thither about the room. So kudos to this collection! Her handsome face was livid with horror.
At the end of each story I was looking forward to the next -- which is quite unusual -- I generally get tired of the short form after three or four in a row. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, and Edgar Allan Poe. Stephen Brigham, who had been Emma Glynn, the one beauty of the family. Tappan, of West 53d Street, had been a celebrated New York belle, was now a very handsome, middle-aged woman, with fine eyes, and a superb profile. First, the book is full of great reads, you will really love the stories and the writing and the imagination.
At the age of four she moved to Sweetwater, Texas for her mother's health, as her mother needed the drier climate. This book is considered a classic for all that it offers and is far superior than todays pale imitations, this collection goes deep into the mind of morbid. She glanced at the door, which was still ajar; it did not easily shut, being still swollen with the damp weather of the summer. This is about a ghost that learns to materialize. Rebecca stood close to her sofa, regarding him with woeful, fascinated eyes.