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26th Aug '13 2:57:14 PM
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Download or read the full text online at [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10832 Project Gutenberg]] or [[http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/hodgson/william_hope/carnacki/ the University of Adelaide]].
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* CatchPhrase: Carnacki's narratives are punctuated liberally with variants of "can you understand?", especially when describing states of sheer terror.
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* HaveAGayOldTime: At tense moments in his investigations, Carnacki often finds himself in a state of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhw_zbvxvb4 funk]]".
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* SigningOffCatchPhrase: The narrator [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] Carnacki's ritual phrase "Out you go!" for chucking his friends out once he's told his story, but also usually wraps up the narrative with some variant of "And then we all walked thoughtfully home" himself.
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* ThatPoorCat: In "Gateway of the Monster", Carnacki's lowest-tech piece of equipment is a cat in a basket, which he places experimentally outside his magical protections. -->"I heard the basket, in which the cat lay, creak... I knew that I was going to learn definitely whether whatever was abroad was dangerous to Life. From the cat there rose suddenly a hideous caterwaul, that ceased abruptly" ** In "The House Among the Laurels", he stakes out two dogs (this time with safeguards): --->"And then, abruptly, from the boarhound over in the far corner, there came a terrible yelling howl of agony, followed instantly by a sickening, breaking noise, and an immediate silence."
10th Jun '13 5:16:16 AM
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Since Carnacki is no longer copyrighted, he's free to appear in other media as well.
7th May '13 1:28:21 PM
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Some stories leave details like this - for example, in ''The Horse Of The Invisible'', [[spoiler: some elements of the haunting are impossible to prove as genuine or faked, since the hoaxer is dead and the ghost turned out to be real anyway.]]
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