"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"

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"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"

In Robert Burns' poem, reading between the lines (in the Scots dialect), one can see the subtext in the story. The speaker refers that should the lad go to the speaker, the lad's parents and...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

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"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"

“Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You my Lad” is a short ghost story by M. R. James. It is about a college professor named Professor Parkins whose colleague asks him to check in on a potential...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020 4:24 pm UTC

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"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"

One fascinating similarity between the ghosts in M. R. James's two short stories "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" and "Count Magnus" concerns the fact that neither witness gets to see...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2015 12:36 am UTC

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"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"

One similarity between the narrator in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's short story "Schalken the Painter" and the narrator in M. R. James's short story "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015 10:48 pm UTC

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