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When Ghosts Seek Revenge

Can spirits exact revenge on their enemies from beyond the grave? The following true story was first published in 1901, and was written by a soldier by the name of C.B. Lewis, who was stationed in Gorakhpur, India, during the mid-19th century, at the time of British rule, otherwise known as the British Raj Era. The era of British Raj in India, which lasted from 1858 to 1947, was marked by unspeakable cruelty, pestilence, famine and death. Historians estimate that over 55 million Indians died from famine during the British Raj era.

The garrison of Goruckpoor in the province of Ondh, India, in the year 1862 consisted of 4,000 men and about half of these were split up into small detachments and stationed here and there in the north to keep order among the hill men and punish raiding dacoits. Dacoits are bands of robbers under command of a chief who holds a religious influence over them, and they are yet the pests of India along the foothills of the Himalayas. They are daring men and hard…

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