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Ghost Story

                         Ghost Story
                        
It is a cold, dark, eerie night, in Scotland, as it was
Halloween in Glengourie Castle, as the party has
Broken up for the night and people where going home
In their cars, some people decide to walk accross
The foggy moors and bogs in the area, there
Are four close friends who are walking home.
The bogs are notorious, for deaths around the Carlyle
Area, but notwithstanding this the four friends continue 
Their walk across the moors as it is a short cut to their
Homes, they decide to say goodbye as two of them
reach their home, while the other two friends keep 
Walking, they are unaware of the softness in the 
Ground, due to very heavy rainfall, their torches 
Where, starting to dim and the fog was becoming
Difficult to navigate, they become seperated for a 
Moment and the girl steps into a bog, she calls to her 
Friend, he hears her but cannot rescue her as his torch 
Has gone out, meanwhile she starts struggling but sinks 
Deeper into the muddy bog, her partner tries to 
Get help as he is like a blind man, but notices
a glowing light in the distance, he has reached the town, 
He tries to organise a rescue party to go back into the 
Moors to find his girlfriend, they manage to reach the 
Spot where she fell in but found no trace of her  
The bog had claimed yet another victim.  
In the morning the young man walked back to the spot 
Where his girlfriend fell, and to his amazement she was 
There large as life, sitting on a large rock, he asked her 
Where she was all last night she never answered him 
But smiled at him, he asked her to come home with him
She started to walk, he glanced forward and then turned 
Around to talk to her but she had vanished, the young 
Man walks home, wondering who he was talking to, 
Was it his girlfriend Jessie or a living ghost, he would 
Never go through the moors again, as he could never 
Be sure that she would reappear again, after this incident 
The road through the moors was closed to the public
As it was much too dangerous to use as a short cut. 
A plaque was put at the front of the site by Kenneth 
As a tribute to Jessie his beloved girlfriend, she is gone 
Now, but her memories will live forever.   

Wrtten 5th January 2013

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