As There Isn't A Ghost Story For Christmas On TV This Year. I Thought Maybe A Classic Antiquarian Ghost Story From The E.G. Swain Collection Might Possibly Be Of Interest For Those Who Enjoy This Genre These Wintery Nights . I've chosen Gutenberg As the source as there will be no issues with copyright.Hope You Like These !!!
EDMUND GILL SWAIN, vicar of the parish of Stanground (near Peterborough) from 1905–16, was a friend of the great ghost story writer M. R. James. The friendship inspired Swain to write a series of his own ghost stories as a tribute to his friend, and the resulting collection of nine tales was published in 1912.
Since then, THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES has become one of the best-loved collections of supernatural fiction ever written. The reason is not difficult to fathom, for Swain's main character in all nine stories is The Revd Mr Roland Batchel, vicar of the parish of Stoneground, and one of the most endearing characters in ghostly fiction. Stoneground (which must surely have a claim to be the most haunted parish in England) has no shortage of supernatural happenings, which are investigated by Mr Batchel in a spirit of good-natured curiosity.
I.—The Man With the Roller
II.—Bone to His Bone
IV.—The Eastern Window
VII.—The Indian Lamp Shade
VIII.—The Place of Safety
IX.—The Kirk Spook