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Phantom Coach-Horse (1910)

Phantom Coach-Horse (1910)

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World's News 1910 (July 10)
World's News 1910 (July 10)

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The World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 1955), Saturday 9 July 1910, page 10National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128261759
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Plains.
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COACH-HOBSE.
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TOT
eirromatanees
Ipr«p«MtoUn
re
late
areas
extraordinary
and
asvat
derfnl
as
anything
vrar
readintheveriest
fiction.
TtU,bowoT«r.
is
not
fic
tion,
tat
a
raeordofactual
happenings.
Hie
?^explainable
ocrorrences
and
mystifying
pheno
.
bom
occmrtng
lathat
part
ofAostr-lla-the
northern
border
country,lyingimmediately
vestof
the
Great
Dividing
Bange-at
thetime
of«bMi
I
writewouldnotaloneastonndthe
ordinary
man,
but
mystify
the
experienced
psychologists
of
a
gnen^ieB.
Of
tUi
ta4
other
incidentsofwhichIwriteI
can
supply
fullest
particulars
as
to
place,person,
and
circumstancetoanyone
desiring
them.WildBlackD
,
horse
loTer.
thief,anddare
devil
rider,
was
dashed
?pint
a
tree
andkilled
rac
tog
homefrom
the
township,?ishorso-a
magnilcentiyftOfiUnmifl,
shiny-coated
(MMHni
also
so
badly
injured
by
the
impact
thathe
had
to1*
shotwhereholay
by
«ii
from
thestation,who
foundthounfortunate
I>
deadThe
hone
was
not
burnt,but
left
on
theplain.D
hod
bought
himout
Oftho-IIDosih
service.
ISM
fswyearsafterthis
lanH-ttales
began
to
circaInto
over
tho
surrounding
districts
of
a
?fiilmianimal,
isaiil
with
the
artsof
sta
tion
and
other
homes,roomingtootimbered
countryand
?brins.It
did
not
belong
to
It
did
not
belong
to
the
ststleo,
nor
toanyoneuoo(
thoosporta.Mo
one
oouMbe
found
to
claim
it.
it
was
never
tobo
mmInthe
day
limn'--|y
at
mftt.
A
num
berof
attempts
were
made
bystation
hands
andothers
to
m»fo
theanimal,
but
it
la
-variablydetachedItselffromtoomob.
Tfcero
wasno
chance
ofgetting
It
to
theyards
with
tho
others.At
a
glance
it
couldbe
eeen
tho
-h**1
was
a
uapileni.
one,worth
a
hundredpounds
if
o
gassy.
The
mostaecom
pHilsl
riders,
on
theirfastest
hotsss*
tncblod
theJob;
buttoo
strangeralwaysihowodthem
a
particularlycleanpair
af
h»K
andthestrnageotpart
of
thotbing
wus
thatwhentoo-mountsofthepursuers
were
completely
fagged-out
 
ad
biitw
ttoparsaed
timfj
Its
«fe*t
aa
freah
aa
when
Itrtarta*^^^
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macase
fromtki
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kindredsaf
milee
i.vay-tared
by
ft*
talesofthis
aacaaqueiaMespriater
of
ttesight.Maaj
earn*«.
aoefcfor
the
*r-"--*.fthachase
aa
farthepoaatbilityaf
a
vata
.Macapture.
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aatwith
ao
mare
rocceaa
than
theboaae
SMB.
The
one
whocateloaaatt*
tti«
apparttio*
or
phantoai.
ar
Caterer
(oabeataatta»
wae
thedrfvar«t
tha
wallnaadfc
traaaM
»-
to
tha
border
tuaaahtp
ofN
.
.
Hehad
formerly
beea
a
attpooacbdriver
tathe
weaterm
fltitw.
aadbaaatadot
betas
afraidat
aothiac.feawllafalaas
mm
sight
aver
Am
miles
aC
gnaaygMfrfc
awtntfag
tha
ntaa
twr
in
hones,
ha
caKtieaaly
ttdttMtMMi
MIA
aadafter
a
tnrmiltsat
vaktag
QMkg
m
fWttwtM'
arraHnto
*».
«ka
tha-at-naa?!!-
at
gray)halnhil
ap.to
Ma
i-at
ara
itiwi,
saw
aptaat
thaaff*ofthafrost
three
aa
etherbaraabriskly
aaIf
la
hanaaa
with.
tha
Its
gtaaaycast
glsa-dagain
fattt
-onllght
81iii«ltaneotts
Iy
D
,
thedriver,
notleed
that
theIwcatchhorses
ttoliiei
Hm
ofgreat
uneasiness,
iw
tfiMl
fromtidetoaide,
fidgetingabout,andalmost
fewontagunmanageable.
Hehad,
ofeonrae.heard
of
the
phantom
horse
oftheplalna.
Pullingthe
team
up
as
quickly
m
he
coold,hesprang
to
the
ground
andwalked
up
to
vie*
more
closelythe
extrahorse.Whenhereachedtheheadoftheteam
Itwas
gone!
It
had
disappeared-vanished!
After
standing
dumfounded
oa
theroadfor
some
adnutes
to
try
and
grtap
thesituation,
he
fe-mountedthe
box,
and
drove
on.
In
an
instantthesixth
horse
was
againby
theleaders!
Reining
themback
on
their
haunches,
he
again
aprangtothe
ground,whip.
Inhand.
There
were
only
bis
own
fivehorses!
Thinking
It
all
must
be
a
dream,he
re-mountedand
etarted
theteamagain.
By
thiatime
they
didnotneedmuchstartinc.Tbe
phantom
horse
waa
againby
the
leaders!
More
mystified
thancrer,D-
whirled
kit
whip
over
the
team-urging
them
to
theirbitett
Met,
usSw
to
Had
thecompany
of
somebad?
!???>.
Hekqt
Ma
eye
oft
thephiat-Hr-nthlin
liketeamiles
-till
day
dawa-whea
it
'disappeared
as
ajaicriNatr
aad
as
silently
u
ItCUM.
AtdaybreakDdrove
tat*
the
border
townattheoadaCMbmcUmla
«
stateoC
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