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Sam's Ghost Deep Waters, Part 4.   By: (1863-1943)

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In "Sam's Ghost Deep Waters, Part 4" by W. W. Jacobs, readers are transported back to the thrilling and eerie world created by the author. This fourth installment continues the captivating story of Sam and his encounters with the supernatural.

Jacobs' writing prowess shines through in this book, as he effortlessly weaves together elements of mystery, suspense, and the supernatural. From the very beginning, readers are engrossed in the chilling atmosphere he creates, making it difficult to put the book down. The author's attention to detail and descriptive language allows readers to vividly imagine the settings and feel a genuine sense of fear and anticipation.

One of the standout features of this book is the well-developed characters. Sam, the protagonist, is a relatable and likable character whose experiences with the ghostly world become increasingly enthralling. As the story unfolds, we see Sam's growth and resilience in the face of terrifying situations, which adds depth to his character and makes us root for him even more. The author also introduces a cast of supporting characters who add richness and complexity to the narrative. Each character has their own distinct personality, and their interactions with Sam contribute to the overall intrigue of the book.

Furthermore, the pacing of the story is impeccable. The author masterfully balances moments of tension and suspense with periods of introspection and character development. This ensures that readers are constantly engaged, as the narrative seamlessly moves forward. The progression of events is well-thought-out, and the unexpected twists and turns keep readers on the edge of their seats.

However, one minor drawback of this book is that it assumes familiarity with the previous installments in the series. Although the author provides some context and background information, readers who haven't read the previous parts may feel slightly confused or miss out on certain references. Nevertheless, this doesn't detract too much from the overall enjoyment of the story.

In conclusion, "Sam's Ghost Deep Waters, Part 4" is a compelling and masterfully written continuation of the series. With its atmospheric setting, well-crafted characters, and skillful storytelling, it keeps readers hooked until the very end. Fans of supernatural thrillers will undoubtedly find themselves captivated by Jacobs' vivid imagination and ability to create an immersive reading experience.

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Yes, I know, said the night watchman, thoughtfully, as he sat with a cold pipe in his mouth gazing across the river. I've 'eard it afore. People tell me they don't believe in ghosts and make a laugh of 'em, and all I say is: let them take on a night watchman's job. Let 'em sit 'ere all alone of a night with the water lapping against the posts and the wind moaning in the corners; especially if a pal of theirs has slipped overboard, and there is little nasty bills stuck up just outside in the High Street offering a reward for the body. Twice men 'ave fallen overboard from this jetty, and I've 'ad to stand my watch here the same night, and not a farthing more for it.

One of the worst and artfullest ghosts I ever 'ad anything to do with was Sam Bullet. He was a waterman at the stairs near by 'ere; the sort o' man that 'ud get you to pay for drinks, and drink yours up by mistake arter he 'ad finished his own. The sort of man that 'ad always left his baccy box at 'ome, but always 'ad a big pipe in 'is pocket.

He fell overboard off of a lighter one evening, and all that his mates could save was 'is cap. It was on'y two nights afore that he 'ad knocked down an old man and bit a policeman's little finger to the bone, so that, as they pointed out to the widder, p'r'aps he was taken for a wise purpose... Continue reading book >>

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