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* AltumVidetur: In addition to the Jamesian trope of SmartPeopleKnowLatin, the story, ''St Oswald's,'' includes a rather unnerving Latin inscription.


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* GratuitousLatin: In addition to the Jamesian trope of SmartPeopleKnowLatin, the story, ''St Oswald's,'' includes a rather unnerving Latin inscription.


* TheUndead: Whatever that is in the crypt, it's Not Nice. Probably not an EldritchAbomination, though....
* WeatherReportNarration: With shipwrecks and wintry London rains in three of the four stories, this is inevitable.

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* TheUndead: Whatever that is in the crypt, it's Not Nice. Probably not an EldritchAbomination, though....
* WeatherReportNarration: With shipwrecks and wintry London rains in three of the four stories, this is inevitable.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Do NOT look behind you.]]
''The Wreck of the'' Lodewijk ''and Other Ghostly Stories'' is a slim volume of thoroughly British [[GhostFiction ghost stories]] by Creator/GeorgeKnight, and including the titular tale in which SS ''Lodewijk'' sank not as quietly as appears in a storm in 1914, off UsefulNotes/EastAnglia.
The other three stories are set in a country church and its undercroft or crypt; on an isle in [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} the Hebrides]]; and in the [[UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground Underground]].
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!! Tropes especially notable in these stories include:
* AfterlifeExpress: Possibly.
* AltumVidetur: In addition to the Jamesian trope of SmartPeopleKnowLatin, the story, ''St Oswald's,'' includes a rather unnerving Latin inscription.
* {{Arcadia}} / {{Barsetshire}}: In the old sense of Death's being also in Arcadia. Three of the protagonists are or, rather, they meant to be and had thought they were on nice, restful holidays, by the sea or in the countryside....
* BigBoosHaunt: And you never know what is until you are already there.
* [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion The Church of England]]: Crypts and all. TheVicar seems unaware that his parish church is UnholyGround.
* CoolTrain: Well, a chilling one, actually. Possibly, er, South-bound.
* GhostShip: Subverted. It sank and the ship's not what you need to worry about.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: With fathomless motives. There is no reason to stop and inquire about those motives, either, when you could be running away.
* SinisterSubway: One might very well think that....
* SteamNeverDies: Disturbingly subverted on the Underground.
* TheUndead: Whatever that is in the crypt, it's Not Nice. Probably not an EldritchAbomination, though....
* WeatherReportNarration: With shipwrecks and wintry London rains in three of the four stories, this is inevitable.

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