Charles Dickens

Three Ghost Stories

Three classic short ghost stories by the master of spooky fiction: Charles Dickens. Includes The Signal-Man, a story about a railway signalman haunted by ghosts that are harbingers of terrible rail crashes. Dickens himself was involved in the Staplehurst rail crash on 9 June 1865, and undoubtably based some of the story on his experience, as well as the Clayton Tunnel crash that occurred in 1861.
58 printed pages

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    Turk always howled at particular notes and combinations. It was in vain to be a Rhadamanthus with the bells, and if an unfortunate bell rang without leave, to have it down inexorably and silence it. It was in vain to fire up chimneys, let torches down the well, charge furiously into suspected rooms and recesses. We changed servants, and it was no better. The new set ran away, and a third set came, and it was no better. At last, our comfortable housekeeping got to be so disorganised and wretched, that I one night dejectedly said to my sister: “Patty, I begin to despair of our getting people to go on with us here, and I think we must give
    Sofía Gónzalez Ríoshas quoted2 years ago
    I wanted to have all the bells in a house ring, with nobody to ring ’em; and all the doors in a house bang, with nobody to bang ’em; and all sorts of feet treading about, with no feet there; why, then,” said the landlord, “I’d sleep in that house.
    Sofía Gónzalez Ríoshas quoted2 years ago
    the stopped life, the broken threads of yesterday, the deserted seat, the closed book, the unfinished but abandoned occupation, all are images of Death.

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