A Stable for Nightmares

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DICKON THE DEVIL.ABOUT thirty years ago I was selected by two rich, old maids to visit a property in that part of Lancashire which lies near the fa* mous forest of Pendle, with which Mr. Ains-worth/s "Lancashire Witches" has made us so pleasantly familiar. My business was to make partition of a small property, including a house and demesne to which they had, a long time be~ fore, succeeded as coheiresses.The last forty miles of my journey T was obliged to post, chiefly by cross-roads, little known, and less frequented,^ and presenting sceneiy often ex* tremely interesting and pretty. The picturesque-* ness of the landscape was enhanced by the season, the beginning of September, at which J was travelling.I had never been iu this part of the world be* fore j I am told it is now a great deal less wild, and, consequently, less beautiful.At the inn where I had stopped for a relay of horses and some dinner-for it was then past five o'clock-X found the host, a hale old fellow of fiTable of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS; PAGE; Dickon the Devil, 9; A Dkbt of Honor, 27; Dkverkux's Dream, 59; Catherine's Quest, 89; Haunted, 115; Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse, 135; The Phantom Fourth, 163; The Spirit's "Whisper, 185; Dr Feversham's Story, 209; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts, 229; What Was It? (jFjT^"7^^£S 0'6AtC*J^ 241About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text.
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