Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic.

: Moama, NSW : 1869 - 1954), Monday 30 October 1933, page 2

THE
A queer

HAUNTED
thing happened
I was

FARM
011

my

last
over

hiking
the

holiday,
to
I

walking

hills all

day, and
a

tea-timó thinking
was

came dovrn about lonely little farmhouse,

would

ask for

a

drink. and

It

the usual

whitewashed

thatch

ed cottage, quite ordinary looking, but no thero was smoke coming out of thu chimney. The garden was running
wild, and the'

place liad'
in at to

a

Vaguely
I was

de

pressing
thirsty, As two woman
I

appearance.
so 1

Still,

very
gate.

went up

the open
I

walked
loud

the door
a man

heard
and
a

voices
were were

inside:

quarrelling.
not fall of furious, two

words
the rise

The actual distinguishable, but
angry
a

and

voices, very
un

his .gruff

and

hers

pleasant,
was so

whining

tono.

The

effect

Cor
ran.

a

horrid that I hesitated outside minute—and then turned and As I wont I heard a dog howling.
second of my
a

On

thoughts
flight;

I

felt

rutlier the in

ashamed truslou of ped
knew the my

perhaps hnvo
of

stranger

might

stop
1

quarrel.

Out

curiosity

asked

landady that evening if alio who lived in the farmhouse I de
looked
at
me

scribed. She
and answered:

very

oddly
a

"Nobody."
the whole
lived with
one

After

while she told me old couple who found Since
it was 0110

story; the there had been throats
live
cut

day
110

their

then

would said to be haunted.

there;

to me that I had walked ghost story—rather a terrifying thought. Karl y next morning, into
a I

It

seemed

however,
aguln.

heard

the out

uame

two

voices;

window, I saw tlm two speakers going past, pushing a dilapidated perambulator—two tramps
my who had beoii

Looking

of

collage

for<thc uighU

—H.K.B.

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