Title: Strange Tales
Author: Martin Sinclair
Publisher: Burlington Books
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The Ghosts in the Tower of London.
This story is about Albert, the head of security of the Tower of London, who talks to his new partner, Len, the stories about the ghosts of the Tower. First, Albert tells Len about Edward the Fifth and his brother who appear in the staircase. They died because their uncle ordered a guard, James, to kill them. Richard wanted to be the King of England. Next, he talks him about his favourite ghost, Anne Boleyn. Her husband, Henry, killed her because he wanted to marry a different woman.
Later, Len dreams with the ghosts.
The Ghosts of Glamis Castle.
This chapter tells three stories of Glamis Castle. The first story is about a few men of the Ogilvey clan. They escaped of a terrible battle with the Lindsay clan. Later, they went to Glamis Castle and the Earl of the castle put them in a secret room of the castle. They died enclosed in it. Many years later, Lord Strathmore, another Earl, found the skeletons.
The second story is about George Lyon's son. Apparently he died at birth, but it is not true. The parents put the baby in a secret room and he lived over there. One day a workman saw the monster, and George Lyon sent him and his family to Australia. Today, people at the castle can hear a child crying at night.
The last story is about the ghost of Lady Janet. The King James V of Scotland hated her because she was from an enemy clan and he burned her at the stake. Janet's ghost returned to Glamis Castle and she is floating around the clock tower with a red glow around her head.
Borley - A Haunted Village.
This story is about a haunted rectory. It is in Borley and it is full of ghosts and. The different families that they lived there went frightened to another place to live. On February 27th, 1939, the rectory began to burn. The people of the village saw the faces of the ghosts in the windows. This all happened a long time ago, but the people of village still call Borley the most haunted village in England.
The Soldier Ghost.
In Barley there was a soldier ghost who died in a battle there. He lived in the hill and the people of the village are frightened of him. Any old farmers, as Mr Howard, often saw him. One day Mr Jones came to live in the village. When his workmen started to plough the hill, he saw the ghost. Then, the farmers called a ghost investigator to come to the village and he told that the story is true. Soon after that, Mr Jones left Barley Hill and took his workmen with him. The farmers took the skeleton of the soldier and buried it in the village graveyard.
The Story of Mary Gibson.
This story is about a woman of a village, Mary Gibson. Other woman, Annie Snow said that Mary was a witch. At first, no one listened Annie Snow and her stories but a day Mary Gibson went to buy milk and that was sour because it was a hot day. Then, Farmer Jones said that the milk was good before Mary arrived at the shop.
The people began to tell stories about Mary Gibson and a night a mob of angry villages took her to the square and they burned it in a ladder.
The Loch Ness Monster.
This chapter is about a tour guide, Jock, who tells Jackson, an American tourist, the story of the Loch Ness Monster. The guide talks him about a priest who said Nessie, the monster, in 565. Also he spoke him about an investigation that a group of investigators made with sonar equipment in 1968. And he talks him about an investigation that a group of Americans made with modern equipment in 1972.
Jackson says that this was lie but Jock says that this was true.