By M. R. James
Number of tales by means of Montague Rhodes James, a famous medieval pupil and provost of King's university, Cambridge and of Eton collage. he's most sensible remembered this day for his ghost tales within the vintage Victorian xmas vein.
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It began with the words “There are more things. ” 31 A Thin Ghost and Others AN EPISODE OF CATHEDRAL HISTORY There was once a learned gentleman who was deputed to examine and report upon the archives of the Cathedral of Southminster. The examination of these records demanded a very considerable expenditure of time: hence it became advisable for him to engage lodgings in the city: for though the Cathedral body were profuse in their offers of hospitality, Mr. Lake felt that he would prefer to be master of his day.
Of course Worby was glad of its company anyhow, but more particularly when the nuisance that is still remembered in Southminster as “the crying” set in. 39 A Thin Ghost and Others “Night after night, ” said Worby, “that dog seemed to know it was coming; he’d creep out, he would, and snuggle into the bed and cuddle right up to me shivering, and when the crying come he’d be like a wild thing, shoving his head under my arm, and I was fully near as bad. Six or seven times we’d hear it, not more, and when he’d dror out his ‘ed again I’d know it was over for that night.
Lake; it’s one we don’t tell to our visitors, and I should be obliged to you not to make any use of it till I’m out of the way. I doubt Mr. Evans’ll feel the same as I do, if you ask him. ” This proved to be the case. But over twenty years have passed by, and the grass is growing over both Worby and Evans; so Mr. Lake felt no difficulty about communicating his notes—taken in 1890—to 46 A Thin Ghost and Others me. He accompanied them with a sketch of the tomb and a copy of the short inscription on the metal cross which was affixed at the expense of Dr.
A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. James