Sagas and Legends
THE GHOST ON HORSEBACK.
BILLY--and John --,
working at Wheal Vor, were in the habit, early in the morning, of calling
out a dog or two, kept by the occupier of an adjoining farm, and with them
hunt over the Godolphin warren adjoining. One morning, while thus engaged,
one of them gave the alarm that a man on horseback was coming down the road.
"'Tisn't possible," said the other; "no horse can ever come over that road."
"There is a horse, and old Cap'n T. is upon it," replied the first. "Hold
thy tongue," rejoined his comrade; "he 's dead months ago." "I know that;
but 'tis he, sure enough." Both crouched down behind a bush; and my
informant, whose father was one of the parties, declared that the appearance
of Capt. T., on a black horse, passed noiselessly down the road immediately
before them, but without noticing their presence.
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