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The Beckoning Fair One

The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions
By: (1873-1961)

A classic ghost story of a haunted house, and the haunted man who lives in it.

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WIDDERSHINS

by

OLIVER ONIONS

1911

"From Ghaisttes, Ghoulies and long leggity Beasties and Things that go Bump in the night

"Good Lord, deliver us!"

NOTE

I have pleasure in acknowledging the courtesy of the proprietors of "Shurey's Publications" by whose permission "The Cigarette Case" is included in the present volume. Also it has been suggested that a definition should be given of the word that forms the volume's title. That word means "contrary to the course of the Sun."

O.O.

CONTENTS

I. THE BECKONING FAIR ONE II. PHANTAS III. ROOUM IV. BENLIAN V. IO VI. THE ACCIDENT VII. THE CIGARETTE CASE VIII. THE ROCKER IX. HIC JACET

THE BECKONING FAIR ONE

I

The three or four "To Let" boards had stood within the low paling as long as the inhabitants of the little triangular "Square" could remember, and if they had ever been vertical it was a very long time ago. They now overhung the palings each at its own angle, and resembled nothing so much as a row of wooden choppers, ever in the act of falling upon some passer by, yet never cutting off a tenant for the old house from the stream of his fellows... Continue reading book >>


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