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This is more of an anecdote than a short story. A group of four young men, friends since childhood, holiday together and one evening, in a pub, are witness to the locals' reverence to a heroic wartime ‘ghost’ that has frequented the pub regularly since those wartorn years. There are a few inconsistencies and contradictions and the story lacks some detail, but it was a touching little ‘tale’ – the ‘ghost’ was afforded respect by the locals – mostly for the heroism of its origins, there was cosine ...more