Squire Griffith's Ghost, Ghosts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Pentrefoelas Wales
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Title: Squire Griffith's Ghost


A couple of workmen engaged at Foelas, the seat of the late Squire Griffiths, thought they would steal a few apples from the orchard for their children, and for this purpose one evening, just before leaving off work, they climbed up a tree. But happening to look down, whom should they see but the Squire, wearing his three-cornered hat and dressed in the clothes he used to wear when alive, and he was leaning against the trunk of the tree on which they were perched.  In great fright they dropped to the ground and took to their heels.  They ran without stopping to Bryn Coch, but there, to their horror, stood the Squire in the middle of the road, quietly leaning on his staff.  They again avoided him and ran home every step, without looking behind them.  The orchard robbers never again saw their late master, nor did they ever again attempt to rob the orchard.


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