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_._--_>-.-,_--A ROYAL GHOST…


_> A ROYAL GHOST AT WINDSOR. WHAT LIEUTENANT GLYN SAW AT THE CASTLE. INQUIRIES BY THE ROYAL FAMILY. Following on the report that the ghost of Queen Elizabeth had been seen at Windsor Cas- tle, a reporter of the Daily Mail was sent to the Royal borough to make enquiries. It appears that the Bishop of Peterborough (Dr. Carr Glyn) has told several people about an uncanny appearance, and the bishop's nephew, Lieuten- appe ant Glyn, was mentioned as one who was pre- pared to vouch for a strange occurrence. Investigation of the matter was not so easy. The Bishop of Peterborough had gone abroad. Lietenant Glyn was in Argyllshire. At length, however, the mother of Lieutenant Glyn, the Hon. Mrs. Sidney Glyn, was found, and this lady astonished the inquiring newspaper man by remarking quietly, in reply to the question introducing this eerie topic, that there was truth in the matter. The Hon. Mrs. Carr Glyn said:—'It is per- fectly true that my son has witnessed some- thing abnormal. He was, he tells me, SITTING IN THE LIBRARY of Windsor Castle, reading a book, the 'His- tory of Dorsetshire,' to be exact. As he read, he became aware of somebody passing in the inner library. He looked up and saw a female tigure in black, with black lace on the head, falling on to the shoulders. The figure passed across the library towards a corner which was out of view as my son sat, and he did not take much notice, thinking it was somebody reading in the inner room. 'This was just upon four in the afternoon, and an attendant soon afterwards came up to close the place. My son asked who the lady was who was at work in the inner room, and the attendant replied that no one else was in the library. 'My son assured the attendant that a lady had just before walked across the inner room. I I Then where could she be?' asked the atten- dant, having ascertained that nobody was in the inner room. She must have gone out of a door in the corner,' said my son, indicating the corner to which the figure had passed. But there is no door,' said the attendant. 'My son said nothing about this incident, and did not think very much about it, I under- stand, until Mr. Holmes, the librarian, asked him about it, the attendant having mentioned the matter to Mr. Holmes. Asked by Mr. Holmes to describe the figure he had seen, my son did so, and Mr. Holmes replied that my son had seen the APPARITION or QUEEN ELIZABETH. Mr. Holmes added there were records that this apparition haunted these rooms, but Lieu- tenant Glyn was the first man in our time who had seen it. The Dean of Windsor also asked my son about it, and several members of the Royal family have interviewed him on the sub- ject. < As for Mr. Holmes I am given to under- stand that he has spent nights and days in the library since, in the hopes of being vouchsafed a visitation.' The Hon. Sydney Carr Glyn. the famous Crimean veteran, and father of Lieutenant Glyn, here entered the room, and upon learn- ing of the topic under discussion, said :—' If my son says he has seen anything, you may take it from us that he has seen it. He is a fresh, honest English boy, only a subaltern, but foid of held sports, like most guardsmen, and unlike some guardsmen, fond of reading. He wouldn't exaggerate anything a hair's breadth.' Both the Hon. and Mrs. Carr Glyn gave per- mission for the publication of this statement by their son, subject to the sanction of Lieutenant Glyn. On, Sunday night a wire was despatched to Lieutenant Glyn, soliciting leave to give the story on his authority, and yesterday morning came the answer:—'Certainly, if you like.- GLYN, Grenadiers, Islay.' WHERE THE GHOST WALKS. The reprentative of the Daily Mail next saw Mr. R. R. Holmes, F.S.A., the librarian of the Castle, and writes :—Mr. Holmes conducted me to the scene of the alleged apparition. He pointed out the chair occupied by Mr. Glyn, which stands Qn the east side of the first room, and I seated myself in it. Immediately before me was a large globe, looking past which a few steps lead up into a gallery, the sides of which are lined with books, there being windows on the left hand and a series of bays on the right, various windows of which look down upon the Terrace and out over the broad expanse of water, in the midst of which, at the present moment, Windsor town lies like an island at- bached to the mainland by lines of trees, and telegraph-posts marking the sites of submurged roads. At the far end of the gallery is a turret, two windows of which looking on the west make a broadish space of light, against which any figure traversing the gallery would be sharply silhou- etted. On the south side of the gallery—which was built by Q ieen Elizabeth and used by her as a picture gallery in which she was accustomed to walk, and wherein she devised, or reflected upon, those masterpieces of statecraft which have made her reputation what it is-stands a fine chimney-piece, over which a bust of the Virgin Queen looks down somewhat severely upon the spot where her shade has been so re- cently seen. It is here that Mr. Glyn says he saw the ap- parition which, passing from him along the gal- lery, turned sharply to the right and disap- peared into the bay from whence in former times a staircase led down to the Terrace, on which also Queen Elizabeth was wont to pro- menade. Mr. Holmes says that this gallery had had the REPUTATION OF BEING HAUNTED by the ghost of Queen Elizabeth from time out of memory. His own recollection of the story dates from twenty-seven years ago, and he has been in the liafeit of spending Hallowe'en in the gallery for several years in the hope of encoun- tering her deceased Majesty. He had heard some rumour to the effect that the Empress Frederick had, when a child, seen an appiration in the gallery, and on her visiting Windsor next week hopes to secure corroboration or denial of the rumour.

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