THE WHITE HORSE
THE WHITE LADY
FRAGMENTS OF BORLEY
OFFICIAL GHOST HUNT
“Because of a misunderstanding
(which he never accepted)
Bernard Ellis gave me notice to leave
after I had been there about three years…”
“I still have the note,
in the familiar green ink…”
‘For a number of reasons,
but mainly in your own interests,
it has been decided to dispense with your services…’
“I went to see Ernest Bozman,
one of the chief directors.”
E. F. Bozman was one of the editors of the
“He immediately found me a position in the publishing office...”
No Common Task
Underwood later publishes with Dents
a selection of his own favourite ghost stories.
An early favourite was
by Charles Dickens - one of the earliest members
of the Ghost Club.
In the story,
the railway man of the title tells of a ghost
that has been haunting him...
Each spectral appearance
precedes a tragic event
on the railway where he works.
The first accident
involves a terrible collision between two trains .
Dickens was influenced by real events
- the Clayton Tunnel Crash of 1861,
which occured due to a signal failure...
Dickens had been on a train that derailed
at Staplehurst in Kent.
Five years to the day after the accident,
It is while working at the publishing office
that Underwood meets Joyce...
…and they soon become romantically involved.
However their romance is soon interrupted...
...when Underwood receives a telephone call early the following year...