An Unlikely Ghost Chapter 3

‘Pepe. Pepe. will you do as you’re told, and get off the bloody bones’ cried Mrs Page, her voice rising in a crescendo.
‘I do not think I am bleeding now Madame’ came back the melodious tones of Sir Simon
‘Eh?’ Mrs Page was more than puzzled.
‘You said bloody bones Madame, but they no longer bleed’
Mrs Page raised her hand to her head ‘Oh hell!! I can see we’re going to have problems with you bonnie lad’ in total exasperation with the whole thing.
Mrs Page and her daughter Leah managed to get Sir Simon safely into the house hidden by the dog’s blanket and safely esconsed on the settee. Leah promptly sat beside him and started firing questions at him. She wanted to know why he had come to Newcastle in the first place and Sir Simon was happy to answer all her questions.
How he had brought the King’s Army to Newcastle to free the King who was held prisoner there by the scoundrel Oliver Cromwell(his words). How they had gone to the New Castle and Cromwell’s men were waiting for them in a hamlet outside the Castle and ambushed them, Sir Simon had been slain there and hence he had remained.
Mrs Page who could still only see a feather and a skeleton was upset she couldn’t feed Sir Simon, but as she remarked ‘It would be a waste of time, it would go straight through onto my settee’.
The dog Pepe would not let his attention stray from Sir Simon.
’I’m sorry Sir Simon. He’s never seen so many bones all at one go before. I’ll lock him in the kitchen. Pepe!, Pepe! will you get off the gentleman’s blasted leg’.
All went well and Leah had almost filled her workbook with information (first hand) on the Civil War, until the next morning when the newspaper arrived.
The bold heading at the top of the front page read
’ ’ Skeleton stolen from Cragmore Fell’. A Film Company making a remake of Rob Roy had borrowed the skeleton from the Newcastle Museum. The prop man had dug a hole and laid the skeleton into it and then left to bring more props. On his return the hole was empty. Police Investigating the disappearance are looking for a gang with dogs.‘’
’Oh my God, our Leah, we’re criminals’ cried an anguished Mrs Page ‘Mind you I’m a bit vexed, what do they mean looking for a gang with dogs?’ she thought for a moment or two ‘We have to get him back there. Come on’
They puffed and they panted and the dog barked, but they manged to get him back into the car and return him to whence he came.
‘There now our Leah, he’s back where he belongs. God rest his soul. Poor fella had a hard life one way and another, and even when it was ended in battle, he still had a hard life. I hope now he can rest in peace.’
Sir Simon lifted his arm and said ‘I wish to thank you ladies for being so kind, I have enjoyed my sojourn to your world, but I feel strange, as if I am floating, I think I am going, I am, I am gooooooooooooooooing’
Leah smiled as she saw a puff of smoke rise from Sir Simon’s chest.
‘Look Mam, he’s gone to heaven, there is his soul rising up.’
With tears in their eyes they waved a sad farewell to Sir Simon, who now was at rest, after all the years of waiting.
Sadly they turned to go when they heard growling and gnarling. Mother turned and shouted, totally exasperated. Pepe!! Will you get away from those Bloody Bones!!!!’

An Unlikely Ghost Chapter 3

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