Old Lady Mary
And there came into her heart a longing to fly, to get home, to be back in the land where her fellows were, and her appointed place. A child lost, how pitiful that is! without power to reason and divine how help will come; but a soul lost, outside of one method of existence, withdrawn from the other, knowing no way to retrace its steps, nor how help can come! There had been no bitterness in passing from earth to the land where she had gone; but now there came upon her soul, in all the power of her new faculties, the bitterness of death. The place which was hers she had forsaken and left, and the place that had been hers knew her no more.
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Review: Old Lady MaryUser Review - Russell James - Goodreads
A ghost story seen from both the human and the ghost's pov in which the ghost (Lady Mary) tries to make up for having, in life, foolishly hid her will. Great idea, but has to recover from a poor start. Read full review
Review: Old Lady MaryUser Review - Lucy - Goodreads
A very interesting take on the afterlife, and within the world of the story itself perfectly credible. I imagine that Mrs Oliphant was concerned with the moral of her tale rather than the characters involved, most of whom wanted slapping. Read full review