West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Vic.

: 1898 - 1930) , Tuesday 11 July 1905, page 3
GHOST IN BLACK.
roads

Along
brace
within

the
plain

secluded of

that
which

eam

the

the

Wirral

peninsula.
con and

that

limited

radius

fines the

south-west

of

Birkenhead

have cyclists Lexton, breakneck at learned to ride by night softly, speed. Pedestrians, too, tread the 'village of and For The
old

go, the

whenever place

is

possible, in to be said
to and

company.

haunted. of
an

ghost

is

believed suddenly many
within years sight

be

that

lady

who

mysteriously
ago.
of

disappeared
sidence'was where she nocturnal

Her
the

re

locality

is

now wanderings.

supposed

to indulge

in

The that
with

described
she

form of a vanishing lady has been who state people. by observaut
is

"elderly,
stoop, and

of

medium

height,
with

slight shawl pedestrian while at

dressed dark
bonnet."

in black, that
it
over

grey A
spectre

declares passing
point
path

he

saw

the

along

road.
a meadow

a

where

Woorthurch is joined by
a no stile.

leading
He

It

was yet

4.30
she

p.m. passed round,"

heard
quite

footsteps, "On
sur

him
he
she

closely.

turning
prised

says,

"I

was

to find

had disappeared."
occasions

that on two A cyclist states lately he has been "compelled the
with

to

apply

brake
the

suddenly
apparition."

to

avert

a

collision

Two
went

youthful
to"

sceptics investigate.

from
They

Jtockferry concealed

but

themselves
waiting
repeated which an

in

the

hour
several

hedges, they 'heard,
times
a

and

after

they'

say, cry,
was

strange

died

into the by, The

an

eerie

wall.

This advent,

followed
a

by
form

dark

momentary road. in the
and
.the

of

A- bicycle
dis
soon

then

flitted

apparition

appeared.
afterwards

midnight anrid again

honifive silently,

struck, phantom

minutes glided

later
past.

the

The canny
a
wail.

watchers

sprang
vanished

out, but
with

the

un and

thing

a

rustle

One the
vigil

night

a

large

crowd relieved of

gathered

at

place.

They

the
comic

dreary

and
rain

by singing finally were
without

snatches

driven
seen

home the

by

songs, the

having

ghost.-

"Daily Mail."

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