More Ghosts of Georgetown

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John F. Blair, Publisher, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 167 pages
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If you visit Pawleys Island, you may be greeted by a pair of friendly terriers frolicking at the edge of the ocean. If you find yourself at Wedgefield Plantation on a moonlit night, on the other hand, you may come face to face with a pistol-packing soldier amid the sound of hoofbeats and gunfire. You should feel neither welcomed nor threatened, however, for things are not always as they seem in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The Pawleys Island terriers and the British soldier of Wedgefield are merely a sampling of the ghosts that reside in one of America's most haunted places. Readers of the 19 stories in More Ghosts of Georgetown will hear moans from the sunken Union flagshipHarvest Moon and the thump of a peg leg on an empty floor of the Rice Museum. They will see the lights of a long-lost schooner off Murrells Inlet and witness the agony of a Georgetown County hag as she wriggles out of her salt-soaked skin. From the Hanging Tree at Lamberttown to the mysterious light of Lucas Bay, they will visit a place supernatural like no other.
 

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Contents

Prologue
xi
Woodlands
3
Sunnyside
13
Wachesaw
26
Pawleys Island Terriers
33
Prospect Hill
45
Bellefield
57
Hemingway House
67
Bolem House
94
The Rice Museum
98
Keith House
104
Hags and PlatEyes
108
The Hanging Tree
118
Kinloch
125
The Harvest Moon
134
Cape Romain Lighthouse
149

Lucas Bay
72
Bucksville and Bucksoort
78
Wedgefield
86
Spirits of the Chicoras
155
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About the author (1998)

Elizabeth Huntsinger Wolf is a South Carolina native whose mother's family came to the state in the 1600s and whose father immigrated there from Scotland. Her first home in Georgetown County was a 1948-vintage 40-foot mahogany Chris Craft boat anchored in the Waccamaw River. Now a landlubber, she lives in a neighborhood built River. Now a landlubber, she lives in a neighborhood built on the site of one of the area's many rice plantations. In addition to being a full-time storyteller/literacy instructor for Georgetown County preschoolers, she, along with her husband, leads Ghosts of Georgetown Lantern Tours and is an avid Civil War reenactor. Georgetown Mysteries and Legends is her third book.

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