Morgan Library Ghost Stories

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Lex Talionis

J. Rigbie Turner

THE MOON ROSE SLOWLY over the water like a great pellucid pearl set against the clear cobalt sky. Its pale fire danced off water rippled by the seabreeze, just above the water's surface two gulls glided in unison as though moved by an unseen hand, their snow- white wingtips almost touching. But as they approached land, one veered back toward open water, while the other floated on, without apparent exertion, over the broad sweep of lawn bordering the bay, circled twice, dropped languidly toward the ground, and at last came to rest, somewhat unsteadily, on a jagged outcropping of rock some yards from the water. The gull's head bobbed twice, turning slightly each time, and it seemed to be listening to the sounds of the party that floated across the lawn from the

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • List of Illustrations 6
  • Introduction 7
  • Morgan Library Ghost Stories 17
  • Old Macgregor: A Tale of Hallowe'En 19
  • Lily Hodge 33
  • Lex Talionis 40
  • Author's Note 57
  • The Ballad of the Belle 58
  • The Clergyman's Bargain 65
  • Non Furtum Facies Richard Priest 80
  • Bibliographical Note 86
  • Slide Lecture Liran Ludeley 87
  • Notes on the Contributors 105
  • Colophon 107
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