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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

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        StatementPinnacle Press
        PublishersPinnacle Press
        LC ClassificationsMay 24, 2017
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 132 p. :
        Number of Pages61
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10137488121X

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elimination of summary explanations in or about his stories is part of what gives these tales this nearly-mystical feeling. The church was but twenty yards away, and he knew where the key of the mausoleum hung. His besetting fault was pretty clearly that of over-inquisitiveness, possibly a good fault in a traveller, certainly a fault for which our traveller paid dearly enough in the end.

The author is extremely talented and crafts out a very enjoyable set of 8 stories I liked them all. His setting it down at such length as he does surprised me Ghost Stories of an Antiquary first; but I soon realized that the papers I was reading were, at least in their beginning, the materials for the book he was meditating, and that it was to have been one of those quasi-journalistic productions which admit of the introduction of an admixture of conversational matter.

This, five or six times; then a similar ball leapt into the air and fell on the grass, where after a moment it lay still. When he opened his eyes, of course, it went; but when he shut them once more it framed itself afresh, and acted itself out again, neither quicker nor slower than before. At first you saw only a mass of coarse, matted black hair; presently it was seen that this covered a body of fearful thinness, almost a skeleton, but with the muscles standing out like wires.

The layout is so screwed up, in fact, that these last two don't even appear in the table of contents. We must see this through. I do not know what is the ideal course to pursue in a situation of this kind. She had climbed into the branches, clad only in her shift, and was cutting off small twigs with a peculiarly curved knife, and as she did so she seemed to be talking to herself.

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M. R. James

The family is now extinct, the last heir having disappeared mysteriously in infancy in the year 1802. For the same reasons that tourists travel in masses to see the architecture of the past and not of today-reasons aethetic for sure but also spiritual, so people hanker after tales which remind them of a world where the past still breathed and where the dead still walked. to such an object was more than Mr Williams could imagine.