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By Montague Rhodes James

The Afterword for this primary accrued version of M. R. James's "Complete Ghost Stories" is by way of the well known crime author and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies. It comprises 3 extra tales written after e-book of M. R. James's "Collected Ghost Stories": "The Experiment", "The Malice of Inanimate Objects" and "A Vignette".

The entire record of reports is

Canon Alberic's Scrapbook
Lost Hearts
The Mezzotint
The Ash Tree
Number 13
Count Magnus
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
A tuition Story
The Rose Garden
The Tractate Middoth
Casting the Runes
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
Martin's Close
Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance
The place of dwelling at Whitminster
The Diary of Mr Poynter
An Episode of Cathedral History
The tale of a Disappearance and an Appearance
Two Doctors
The Haunted Dolls' House
The unusual Prayer-Book
A Neighbour's Landmark
A View from a Hill
A caution to the Curious
An Evening's Entertainment
Wailing Well
There was once a guy Dwelt via a Churchyard
Rats
After darkish within the taking part in Fields
The Experiment
The Malice of Inanimate Objects
A Vignette

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During a lull in these operations Williams picked up the mezzotint from the table without looking at it, and handed it to a person mildly interested in art, telling him where it had come from, and the other particulars which we already know. The gentleman took it carelessly, looked at it, then said, in a tone of some interest: 'It's really a very good piece of work, Williams; it has quite a feeling of the romantic period. The light is admirably managed, it seems to me, and the figure, though it's rather too grotesque, is somehow very impressive.

Well, sir, of course 1 don 't set u p my opinion again yours, but it ain 't the pictur 1 should 'ang where my little girl could see it, sir . ' 'Wouldn't you, Robert? ' 'No, sir . Why, the pore child, 1 recollect once she see a Door Bible, with pictures not 'alf what that is, and we , ad to set up with her three or four nights afterwards, if you 'll believe me; and if she was to ketch a sight of this skelinton here, or whatever it is, carrying off the pore baby, she would be in a taking . You know ' ow it is with children; 'ow nervish they git with a little thing and all .

The moon shone upon his almost transparent hands, and Stephen saw that the nails were fearfully long and that the light shone through them. As he stood with his arms thus raised, he disclosed a terrifying spectacle. On the left side of his chest there opened a black and gaping rent; and there fell upon Stephen's brain, rather than upon his ear, the impression of one of those hungry and desolate cries that he had heard resounding over the woods of Aswarby all that evening. In another moment this dreadful pair had moved swiftly and noiselessly over the dry gravel, and he saw them no more.

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