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The Haunted House by Charles Dickens

The third in my series of Christmas ghost stories. I’m going back to Dickens again, and why not?

By Charles Dickens


Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it.…

A School Story by M. R. James

Here’s the second of my series of Christmas ghost stories. Enjoy: A SCHOOL STORY By M. R. James

A School Story
By M. R. James

Two men in a smoking-room were talking of their private-school days. ‘At our school,’ said A., ‘we had a ghost’s footmark on the staircase. What was it like? Oh, very unconvincing. Just the shape of a shoe, with a square toe, if I remember right. The staircase…

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 6 Released

Thanks to TivoBlog for the news that JavaHMO has released a new beta of their Tivo HMO Desktop alternative.

According to the author:

Version 2.0 Beta 6:

1. Fixed bug that repeats last item in each folder
2. Fixed bugs related to special characters
3. Fixed playlist bug for online stations
4. Fixed various reload issues

Version 2 has had a much rougher ride than the first version of JavaHMO, but it was a major re-write of…

The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

There’s a British tradition which I believe dates to Victorian times of telling ghost stories around Christmas. It seemed rather cool to use my blog to do just that. And Charles Dickens seemed like an obvious choice to begin with. But rather than be too obvious I picked a lesser known story of his…

By Charles Dickens

“Halloa! Below there!”

When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was…

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