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Told After Supper

Interlude--The Doctor's Story
It made me cry very much, that story, young Biffles told it with so much feeling. We
were all a little thoughtful after it, and I noticed even the old Doctor covertly wipe away a
tear. Uncle John brewed another bowl of punch, however, and we gradually grew more
resigned.
The Doctor, indeed, after a while became almost cheerful, and told us about the ghost of
one of his patients.
I cannot give you his story. I wish I could. They all said afterwards that it was the best of
the lot--the most ghastly and terrible--but I could not make any sense of it myself. It
seemed so incomplete.
He began all right and then something seemed to happen, and then he was finishing it. I
cannot make out what he did with the middle of the story.
It ended up, I know, however, with somebody finding something; and that put Mr.
Coombes in mind of a very curious affair that took place at an old Mill, once kept by his
brother-in-law.
Mr. Coombes said he would tell us his story, and before anybody could stop him, he had
begun.
Mr Coombes said the story was called -
THE HAUNTED MILL
OR
THE RUINED HOME
 
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