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" Patullo and his spouse had taken up their abode in the house, as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a certain degree of fear — a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered embers of their fire, and all being silent... "
Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh: Its History, Its People, and Its Places
by James Grant - 1880
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 1

1829
...worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a considerable degree of fear, — a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...— they suddenly saw a form like that of a calf, but without the head, come through the lower panel of the door, and enter the room : a spectre more...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1829
...its awful headlessncss at the unfortunate pair, who were of course almost ready to die with fright ; when it had contemplated them thus for a few minutes, to their great relief it at length took away its intolerable person, and, slowly retiring, gradually vanished from their sight...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1829
...horrible, or more spectre.like conduct, could scarcely have been conceived. The phantom immediately came forward to the bed, and setting its fore-feet upon the stock, looked steadfastly in all its awful headlessness at the unfortunate pair, who were of course almost ready to die with...
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Traditions of Edinburgh

Robert Chambers - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1847 - 348 pages
...as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a certain degree of fear— a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...them thus for a few minutes, to their great relief it at length took itself away, and slowly retiring1, gradually vanished from their sight. As might be...
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Satans Invisible World Discovered

George Sinclair - Demonology - 1871 - 264 pages
...as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a certain degree of fear — a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...them thus for a few minutes, to their great relief it at length took itself away, and slowly retiring, gradually vanished from their sight. As might be expected,...
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The Eerie Book

Margaret Armour - Fiction - 1898 - 207 pages
...as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a certain degree of fear — a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...them thus for a few minutes, to their great relief it at length took itself away, and, slowly retiring, gradually vanished from their sight As might be expected,...
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Scottish Chapbook Literature

William Harvey - Chap-books, Scottish - 1903 - 153 pages
...in the morning, as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, a dim, uncertain light proceeded from the gathered embers of their fire, and all being...silent around them, they suddenly saw a form like a calf, but without the head, come through the lower panel of the door and enter the room : a spectre...
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Old Edinburgh: Being an Account of the Ancient Capital of the ..., Volume 2

Frederick William Watkeys - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1908
...lying awake in their bed on their very first night in the house, not altogether easy in their minds — a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...embers of their fire, and all being silent around them — when Something approached the bed. It had a form like a calf, and, raising its forefeet, placed...
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Scottish Ghost Stories

James Robertson - Fiction - 1996 - 283 pages
...Chambers], as the worthy couple were lying awake in their bed, not unconscious of a certain degree of fear - a dim uncertain light proceeding from the gathered...them thus for a few minutes, to their great relief it at length took itself away, and slowly retiring, gradually vanished from their sight. As might be expected,...
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