BY L. P. JACKS
AUTHOR OF "MAD SHEPHERDS," "AMONG THE IDOLMAKERS," "THE ALCHEMY OF THOUGHT"
LONDON WILLIAMS & NORGATE 14 HENRIETTA road, COVENT backyard 1913
I commit THIS quantity TO STOPFORD BROOKE TO WHOM I OWE greater than may be advised have been MANY PAGES hired within the RECITAL
PANHANDLE AND THE GHOSTS:
I. PANHANDLE LAYS DOWN A PRINCIPLE
II. PANHANDLE NARRATES HIS historical past AND DESCRIBES THE HAUNTED HOUSE
III. PANHANDLE'S outstanding event. THE GHOST APPEARS
THE MAGIC FORMULA
ALL males ARE GHOSTS:
I. DR PIECRAFT turns into CONFUSED
II. "THE gap within the WATER SKIN"
III. DR PIECRAFT CLEARS HIS MIND
THE PROFESSOR'S MARE
FARMER JEREMY AND HIS WAYS
Of the tales during this quantity, "Farmer Jeremy and his methods" has already seemed within the Cornhill ; "The Magic Formula," "The Professor's Mare," and "White Roses" within the Atlantic per thirty days . those are reprinted with the permission of the respective Editors. a few additions were made that have been precluded by means of the shorter type of the journal story.
"He that hath chanced on a few fledged bird's nest may possibly be aware of, initially sight, if the fowl be flown; yet what reasonable good or grove he sings in now, that's to him unknown.
And but, as angels in a few brighter goals name to the soul whereas guy doth sleep; So a few unusual ideas go beyond our wonted topics, And into glory peep."
HENRY VAUGHAN, 1655.
ALL males ARE GHOSTS
PANHANDLE AND THE GHOSTS
"'Oh,' dissi lui, 'Or se' tu ancor morto?' Ed egli a me, 'Come il mio corpo stea Nel mondo su, nulla scienza porto.'"
DANTE, Inferno , Canto xxxiii.
PANHANDLE LAYS DOWN A PRINCIPLE
"The first precept to steer us within the learn of the subject," stated Panhandle, "is that no real ghost ever recognized itself as what you believe it to be. The perception which the ghost has of its personal being is essentially various from yours. since it lacks solidity you deem it much less genuine than your self. The ghost thinks the other. You think that its language is a squeak. From the ghost's standpoint the squeaker is your self. briefly, the angle of mankind in the direction of the area of ghosts is appeared through them as a continuous affront to the majesty of the religious international, perpetrated by way of beings who stand on a low point of intelligence; and as a result they seldom seem or make any try out at open conversation, doing their paintings in mystery and disclosing their id basically to chose souls. faraway from admitting that they're much less actual than you, they regard themselves as possessed of fact drastically extra extreme than yours. think what your individual emotions will be if, at this second, I have been to regard you as a gibbering bogey, and you may then have a few degree of the contempt which ghosts entertain for human beings."
"You needs to confess, my pricey Panhandle," I spoke back, "that you're flying within the face of the best professionals, and feature the complete literature of the topic opposed to you. You inform me that no actual ghost ever acknowledged itself as such."
"I suggest, of course," interrupted Panhandle, "that it by no means regarded itself as a ghost on your insufficient experience of the term."
"Then," stated I, "what do you are making of the Ghost's phrases in Hamlet :
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