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Scottish Ghost Stories   By: (1872-1965)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation and spelling in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

SCOTTISH GHOST STORIES

BY

ELLIOTT O'DONNELL

AUTHOR OF "SOME HAUNTED HOUSES OF ENGLAND AND WALES" "HAUNTED HOUSES OF LONDON" "GHOSTLY PHENOMENA" "TRUE GHOST STORIES" "DREAMS AND THEIR MEANINGS" ETC. ETC.

LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & CO. LTD. 1911

CONTENTS

CASE PAGE I. THE DEATH BOGLE OF THE CROSS ROADS, AND THE INEXTINGUISHABLE CANDLE OF THE OLD WHITE HOUSE, PITLOCHRY 1

II. THE TOP ATTIC IN PRINGLE'S MANSION, EDINBURGH 25

III. THE BOUNDING FIGURE OF " HOUSE," NEAR BUCKINGHAM TERRACE, EDINBURGH 41

IV. JANE OF GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH 55

V. THE SALLOW FACED WOMAN OF NO. FORREST ROAD, EDINBURGH 69

VI. THE PHANTOM REGIMENT OF KILLIECRANKIE 91

VII. "PEARLIN' JEAN" OF ALLANBANK 105

VIII. THE DRUMMER OF CORTACHY 117

IX. THE ROOM BEYOND. AN ACCOUNT OF THE HAUNTINGS OF HENNERSLEY, NEAR AYR 135

X. " HOUSE," NEAR BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE, GLASGOW. THE HAUNTED BATH 159

XI. THE CHOKING GHOST OF " HOUSE," NEAR SANDYFORD PLACE, GLASGOW 173

XII. THE GREY PIPER AND THE HEAVY COACH OF DONALDGOWERIE HOUSE, PERTH 189

XIII. THE FLOATING HEAD OF THE BENRACHETT INN, NEAR THE PERTH ROAD, DUNDEE 211

XIV. THE HAUNTINGS OF " HOUSE," IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD, ABERDEEN 225

XV. THE WHITE LADY OF ROWNAM AVENUE, NEAR STIRLING 237

XVI. THE GHOST OF THE HINDOO CHILD, OR THE HAUNTINGS OF THE WHITE DOVE HOTEL, NEAR ST. SWITHIN'S STREET, ABERDEEN 251

XVII. GLAMIS CASTLE 263

CASE I

THE DEATH BOGLE OF THE CROSS ROADS, AND THE INEXTINGUISHABLE CANDLE OF THE OLD WHITE HOUSE, PITLOCHRY

Several years ago, bent on revisiting Perthshire, a locality which had great attractions for me as a boy, I answered an advertisement in a popular ladies' weekly. As far as I can recollect, it was somewhat to this effect: "Comfortable home offered to a gentleman (a bachelor) at moderate terms in an elderly Highland lady's house at Pitlochry. Must be a strict teetotaller and non smoker. F.M., Box so and so."

The naïveté and originality of the advertisement pleased me. The idea of obtaining as a boarder a young man combining such virtues as abstinence from alcohol and tobacco amused me vastly... Continue reading book >>




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