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The Ghost Girl

H. De Vere Stacpoole

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Mr. Berknowles?”

“No, sor; the master always tould me to keep any bit of money I might draa from anything I planted extra for me perkisites, that was the understandin’ I had with him.”

“And over the farmyard, I suppose anything you could make by selling any extra animals you planted was your perquisite?”

“Yes, sor.”

“Very well, Rafferty, that will do for to-night; get me those receipted bills to-morrow morning. 63 Come here at ten o’clock and we will have another talk.”

Rafferty went off, feeling more comfortable in his mind.

The word Perquisites might be made to cover a multitude of sins, but he would not have been so easy if he had known that Mrs. Driscoll had been called up immediately after his departure. Mrs. Driscoll was one of those terrible people who say nothing yet see everything; for the last year and a half she had been watching Rafferty; knowing. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A so-so romance by the author of The Blue Lagoon.

I can see why this is so little read nowadays - the language and attitudes about the ex-slaves in Charleston is jarring to say the least. But this author has the knack of creating the most lovable characters - I could just eat Miss Pinckney. He also has an amazing gift of creating the sense of place