Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange (aka The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange)
by Arthur Conan Doyle (1883)
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Tuesday’s Tale of Ghosts May 1, 2018 May is National Short Story Month! Week One.
Readers here are fond of ghost stories and this one by Arthur Conan Doyle is a must read for ghost lovers. Mr. Silas D’Odd buys a feudal mansion named Goresthorpe Grange. The man loves the historical trimmings inside the castle filled with armors and ancestral portraits. But, he desires a ghost, for what is a castle without a daily haunting for entertainment? He soon discovers that by the use of potion, he can conjure a ghost for Goresthorpe Grange. D’Odd drinks the potion and the apparitions begin.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was a friend of Houdini, Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Doyle was a born storyteller and revered for his high-quality fiction, especially his Sherlock Holmes detective fiction. His style of writing is clear, clever, and direct. On July 7, 1930, Doyle died in his garden, clutching his heart with one hand and holding a flower in the other. His last words were to his wife. He whispered “You are wonderful.”
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