By M. R. James
The one annotated variation of M. R. James's writings presently to be had, count number Magnus and different Ghost tales includes the complete first volumes of James's ghost tales, Ghost tales of an Antiquary and extra Ghost tales of an Antiquary. those volumes are either the end result of the nineteenth-century ghost tale culture and the muse for far of the simplest twentieth-century paintings during this style. incorporated during this assortment are such landmark stories as "Count Magnus," set within the wilds of Sweden; "Number 13," a particular story a couple of haunted inn room; "Casting the Runes," a richly advanced story of sorcery that served because the foundation for the vintage horror movie Curse of the Demon; and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad," essentially the most scary stories in literature. The appendix contains numerous infrequent texts, together with "A evening in King's collage Chapel," James's first identified ghost story.
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I understand you went with him on pilgrimage. You have done well by your master, I commend your loyalty, and I trust the journey has done great good to you, living, as to your master, who died still a pilgrim. There could be no more blessed death. Leave us now. ” Elave made him a deep reverence, and went out from the chapter house with a buoyant step, like a man going to a festival. Canon Gerbert had refrained from comment while the petitioner was present, but he cleared his throat vociferously as soon as Elave had vanished, and said with weighty gravity: “My lord abbot, it is a great privilege to be buried within the walls.
The length of Robert’s stride and the shortness of Jerome’s legs turned what should have been a busy, self-important bustle into a hasty shamble, but it would always get Jerome in time to any spot where there was something happening that might provide him with occasion for curiosity, censure, or sanctimony. “Your strange visitors are acceptable,” observed Hugh, seeing how the conference was proceeding, “if only on probation. ” “The fellow with the cart I do know,” said Cadfael. “He comes from close under the Wrekin.
And though Bernard might put in a word for popular criticism of the worldliness of many high churchmen, and yearn for a return to the poverty and simplicity of the Apostles, by all accounts he would have small mercy on anyone who diverged from the strictly orthodox where dogma was concerned. Radulfus might sidestep one citation of Bernard by countering with another, but he was quick to change the subject before he risked losing the exchange. “Here is Serlo,” he said simply, “who remembers whatever contention the archbishop’s missioner had with William.