Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk: A Ghost Story for Christmas
When he finds an abandoned duck punt on Christmas Eve, a hunter rows out into the marsh and comes across a shipwreck. He climbs aboard to explore - and finds himself trapped when a surge snaps the mooring line and his punt floats away. Sleep eludes him, and soon he discovers that he's not the only one trapped on the derelict ship.
Steeped in traditions older than the Christmas we often celebrate in modern times, ghost stories told at Christmas were a reflection of the ideas of ending and rebirth (both of the year and crops), as well as reflecting on the darkness (both outside and within). As people gather with families, it is natural to remember those who are no longer amongst the group and to share tales with younger generations.
Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk is one such story that is shared with a Christmas spirit. Originally told by Frank Cowper, this single story is one in a group of Christmas Ghost Stories that are perfect for holiday gatherings.
Size: 10.2 x 15.3 cm (4 x 6 inches)