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This short story had so much promise... A haunted overgrown garden, people on the fringe of despair from what they encounter of the history of the garden. But, this story was disjointed, flowed poorly indeed, and the characters were written in haste. It read as a rough draft, but only what could have come from a good edit.
Well, imagine you and your husband bought a house, and you start putting its garden in order, you recieve the ex-owner of the house and she tells you about an odd dream her brother had, an 8 years old, who's never alowed near the papers but who manages to narrate his own trial, and a strange thing that she -herself- witnessed. You tell yourself "oh, just old stories or children funny dreams" until your husband wakes up and tells you about his dream, a trial for his life, well, it is a bit ...more
Montague Rhodes James, who used the publication name M.R. James, was a noted British mediaeval scholar & provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18) & of Eton College (1918–36). He's best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by ...moreMore about M.R. James...