History Creator / MontagueRhodesJames

31st Mar '16 3:20:35 PM john_e
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* SchmuckBait: In "Wailing Well", the Scouts are warned at all costs to keep away from the area on the map marked in red. This works as well as you'd expect.
31st Mar '16 3:07:14 PM john_e
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* HangingJudge: Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys in "Martin's Close" and in the background of "A Neighbour's Landmark."

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* HangingJudge: HangingJudge:
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Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys in "Martin's Close" and in the background of "A Neighbour's Landmark.""
** The ghost in "The Rose Garden" is eventually identified as a hanging judge who (like Jeffreys) served as Lord Chief Justice under Charles II.



* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Lord D___ in "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas".

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* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Lord D___ in "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas".Thomas", and Sir ______ ______ in "The Rose Garden".
3rd Mar '15 3:57:40 AM JakesBrain
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** "A Neighbour's Landmark" -- Refers to ''[[Literature/TheBible Deuteronomy]]'' [-XXVII-], xvii.: "Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark."

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** "A Neighbour's Landmark" -- Refers to ''[[Literature/TheBible Deuteronomy]]'' [-XXVII-], xvii.: [[Literature/TheBible Deuteronomy]] 27:17 -- "Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark."


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** In one case ("The Treasure of Abbot Thomas"), the evil was deliberately sealed in as [[SchmuckBait a boobytrap]], to be sprung on the first person to open the metaphorical can.
4th Jan '15 6:13:30 AM TheUnsquished
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Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a British academic from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known for his {{Ghost Stor|y}}ies, almost all of which involve, or are narrated by, a [[AuthorAvatar reclusive academic with antiquarian interests who works at one of the colleges of Cambridge]]. Notable stories include "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad," "[[Film/NightoftheDemon Casting the Runes]]," and "A Warning to the Curious". Known mostly in Britain, where his stories are frequently adapted for television or radio by TheBBC.

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Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a British academic from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known for his {{Ghost Stor|y}}ies, almost all of which involve, or are narrated by, a [[AuthorAvatar reclusive academic with antiquarian interests who works at one of the colleges of Cambridge]]. Notable stories include "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad," "[[Film/NightoftheDemon Casting the Runes]]," and "A Warning to the Curious". Known mostly in Britain, where his stories are frequently adapted for television or radio by TheBBC.
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17th Sep '14 1:25:30 AM Geoduck
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Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a British academic from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known for his {{Ghost Stor|y}}ies, almost all of which involve, or are narrated by, a [[AuthorAvatar reclusive academic with antiquarian interests who works at one of the colleges of Cambridge]]. Notable stories include "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad," "Casting the Runes," and "A Warning to the Curious". Known mostly in Britain, where his stories are frequently adapted for television or radio by TheBBC.

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Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a British academic from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known for his {{Ghost Stor|y}}ies, almost all of which involve, or are narrated by, a [[AuthorAvatar reclusive academic with antiquarian interests who works at one of the colleges of Cambridge]]. Notable stories include "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad," "Casting "[[Film/NightoftheDemon Casting the Runes," Runes]]," and "A Warning to the Curious". Known mostly in Britain, where his stories are frequently adapted for television or radio by TheBBC.
24th Jul '14 6:13:38 AM Ruddigore
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** "Wailing Well" features several real-life members of staff at Eton, including M.R. James himself.
18th May '14 12:52:11 PM Miriam
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* CreepyDoll: When the clock strikes one AM, those pretty dolls in "The Haunted Dolls' House" turn out to have a very different side...



* {{Patricide}}: In "The Haunted Dolls' House," the mother and father arrange for the grandfather's murder before he can write them out of the will. As this is a ghost story, things go downhill from there.



* StringyHairedGhostGirl: In "Martin's Close"
* SupernaturalFiction: evidenced by all the ghosts running about

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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: In "Martin's Close"
Close."
* SupernaturalFiction: evidenced by all the ghosts running aboutabout.



* WickedWitch: Mrs. Mothersole in "The Ash-Tree"

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* WickedWitch: Mrs. Mothersole in "The Ash-Tree"
Ash-Tree."
8th May '14 10:14:16 AM Miriam
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* WeirdnessCensor: Professor Parkins is a BlackComedy example in "Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad." It takes the ghost attacking him before he registers that something is not quite right.
7th May '14 2:03:07 PM Miriam
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* FailedASpotCheck: Professor Parkins in "Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" chooses a very unfortunate moment to blank out on his Latin.
17th Mar '14 9:54:26 AM WillBGood
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* OminousOwl: In "After Dark in the Playing-Fields."

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* OminousOwl: In "After Dark in the Playing-Fields."" Played with a bit, though: the owl is [[TalkingAnimal chatty enough]] but very, very grouchy (you'd be grouchy too if the FairFolk kept harassing you for fun).
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