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Title: Indian Ghost Stories Second Edition Author: S.
Mukerji Release Date: November 20, 2005 [EBook #17113] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK INDIAN GHOST STORIES *** Produced by David Starner, Martin Pettit and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net INDIAN GHOST STORIES S.
MUKERJI _SECOND EDITION_ ALLAHABAD: A.H.
WHEELER & CO. 1917. PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. I do not know whether writing ghost stories is a mistake. Most readers will like a ghost story in which towards the end it is found that the ghost was really a cat or a dog or a mischievous boy. Such ghost stories are a source of pleasure, and are read as a pastime and are often vastly enjoyed, because though the reader is a bit afraid of what he does not know, still he likes to be assured that ghosts do not in reality exist. Such ghost stories I have often myself read and enjoyed.
The last one I read was in the December (1913) Number of the _English Illustrated Magazine_.
In that story coincidence follows coincidence in such beautiful succession that a young lady really believes that she sees a ghost and even feels its touch, and finally it turns out that it is only Tue Apr 04 17:08:56 2017 2 a monkey. This is bathos that unfortunately goes too far.
Still, I am sure, English readers love a ghost story of this kind. It, however, cannot be denied that particular incidents do sometimes happen in such a way that they take our breath away.
Here is something to the point. -Twenty years ago, near Honey Grove, in Texas, James Ziegland, a wealthy young farmer won the hand of Metilda ...





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