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- Publication Date: December 19, 2013
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The Open Door (Collected Ghost Stories of Charlotte Riddell): 14 spooky Victorian tales from a mistress of the genre Kindle Edition
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These are the 14 stories in this collection:
"The Old House in Vauxhall Walk" --A young man recently disinherited by his father is out on the cold, rainy streets of London with no money and no place to sleep. Luckily an old family servant spots him and offers to put him up in an empty house. A miserly old woman was recently murdered there and the young man is determined to solve the mystery of her death--and the location of her hidden treasure.
"Nut Bush Farm" --A man rents a farm whose previous owner supposedly ran off with a young woman, deserting his wife and children.
"The Open Door" --A young clerk is fired from his job for being too cheeky. Desperate for money, he takes on the task of staying in an old mansion to solve the puzzle of a door that won't stay closed.
"Sandy the Tinker" --A Scottish minister narrates a strange tale of another minister's awful dream. Will the dreamer have to give up his soul to the Evil One in order to save the village reprobate?
"The Last Squire of Ennismore" --Squire Ennismore invites a stranger who appeared out of the sea to drink a grand puncheon of rum with him.
"A Strange Christmas Game" --An impecunious brother and sister inherit an estate from a distant relative, whose ancestor had mysteriously disappeared on a distant Christmas day.
"Forewarned, Forearmed" --Mr. Dwarris' dream foreshadows a journey and an encounter with a murderer.
"Hertford O'Donnell's Warning" --A brilliant but impecunious Irish surgeon is about to propose to a rich heiress when the strange howling begins that only he can hear.
"Diarmid Chittock's Story" --A man who is tired of London society rents a lonely castle on Ireland's stormy coast. Who is the grave young governess who turned down the proposal of the castle's exiled master?
"Walnut Tree House" --The ghost of a young boy, much abused in life haunts the new owner of Walnut Tree House.
"Old Mrs. Jones" --The nastiest ghost in the collection resides in an otherwise humorous account of a London cabbie who moves his family into a haunted house.
"Why Dr. Cray Left Southam" --A physician who could not tolerate hypochondriacs was not welcome in Southam, especially after he accused a devoted husband of poisoning his wife.
"Conn Kilrea" --A ghost that always appears before the imminent demise of the Kilrea family heir haunts Private Conway Kilrea, who believes the ghost is foretelling his own death.
"A Terrible Vengeance" --A pretty flirt breaks up with her boyfriend during a boating expedition, then goes missing. The next morning little wet footprints begin to follow a gentleman who took a walk along the river where the flirt disappeared.