The Red Lodge: A Ghost Story for Christmas
The Red Lodge is a magnificent Queen Anne house, the ideal rental for a young family on a much-needed holiday. But something is wrong at the Red Lodge. What caused the drownings of so many previous occupants? What dark presence lurks in the river? Why has the son grown sullen and afraid?
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.
The Red Lodge is one such story that is shared with a Christmas spirit. Originally told by H. Russell Wakefield, 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)