The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters —Part 29— The Shepherd’s Bush Ghost

The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters —Part 29— The Shepherd’s Bush Ghost


Years ago when Mr. Code was a small boy living at Innisville, near Carleton Place, he had a somewhat unnerving experience. One summer night, rather late. Mr. Code, then a youth of about 18, and his mother were driving home from Carleton Place in a buggy pulled by the old family mare. They had reached the middle of Shepherd’s bush (it is still there, though not so dense) when the mare topped In her tracks and showed signs of nervousness. The whip failed to make the animal move.

As Mr. Code and his mother looked ahead they saw approaching what looked like a streak of white. It looked like what a ghost might be expected to look like. As they stared, it disappeared. But soon the white streak reappeared closer. The horse began to shiver and back up (a sure sign of ghost, the boy thought). The next time the…

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