This is the second installment in the series of repackaged Ghosts stories that we distributed earlier in the year but wanted to redo to deliver a better quality bundle.
Since I’m traveling from Europe to America today I thought I’d put to together two ghost stories by European authors for you, and save the stories by American authors for the last installment in this repackaged series.
The first in this bundle is The Roll-Call Of The Reef by Arthur Quiller-Couch, who was a British writer from Cornwall and was best known for his literary criticism as well as his opus The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900. The Roll-Call Of The Reef is also a well-known work of his that was inspired by the wrecking of the HMS Primrose on the Cornish coast in 1809. The piece follows a story-in-a-story format and is described as more sentimental than scary in its homage to serviceman lost in a tragedy.
Today’s second piece is The Gray Nun. Its author Nataly von Eschstruth was German and the daughter and wife of military officers. She was a prolific writer of story stories, novels and plays which characteristically reflected back through the generations establishing faults that the main protagonists (and with them the readers) were to break free from. The Gray Nun is a ghost story of hers.
Hope you enjoy!
Have you read a great short story about servicemen in the line of duty, or know a great European ghost story? Let us know in the comments!
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