THE GHOST SHIP

by Richard Middleton. from The Century, April 1912. A powerful storm washes a strange ship ashore! Fairfield is a little village lying near the Portsmouth Road about half-way between London and the sea. Strangers who find it by accident now and then, call it a pretty, old-fashioned place; we who live in it and call it home don't find anything very pretty about it, but we should be sorry to live anywhere else. Our minds have taken the shape of the inn and the church and the green, I suppose. At all events we never feel comfortable out of Fairfield. Of course the Cockneys, with their vasty Continue reading