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Haunted House on Guernsey - from Toilers of the Sea

"Pleinmont... is one of the three corners of Guernsey. At the extremity of the Cape is a high turfy hill, which commands a wide sea view. It is a very lonely spot, all the more so, for on it is a solitary house. This house adds a sense of terror to that of solitude.

It is believed to be haunted.

Haunted or not, its appearance is strange. It is a one-storeyed house, built of granite, and stands in the midst of the grassy solitude. It is in good repair; the walls are sound, and the roof watertight. Not a stone is wanting in the walls; not a tile missing from the roof; a brick chimney-stack stands up at an angle to the roof. The house stands with its back to the sea. On examining this wall you will see a bricked-up window. The gables have three windows - one to the east and two to the west - all three are walled up. The front that looks inland has a door and two windows; the door is bricked-up, as are also the two windows on the ground floor. On the first floor - and this is what strikes you as you approach the house - are two open windows, but the walled-up windows have a less weird appearance than these. They look black and dismal even in the light of day; there is not an atom of sash in them. They simply open on the darkness within. They resemble the sockets of the eyes from which the balls have been torn. The house is empty, and through the yawning casements you can perceive that within all is ruin and desolation... You might fancy it a tomb, with two open windows, to permit its ghostly tenants to gaze out upon the world."

--Victor Hugo, The Toilers of the Sea (1866)