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July 7, 1997

The following story was written by Elaine Woodford. Elaine worked at the Island Fish Plant in Herring Neck, Newfoundland, until 1992. In 1994 she attended an ABE class in Fairbanks and completed level 3. Elaine is married, and wants to make a go of it in her own hometown.

Doppelganger

by Elaine Woodford

My father, Bramwell Hale, told me about the time he saw his grandfather walking toward the wharf. His grandfather didn't speak to him so Bramwell didn't say anything. When my father got into the house, his grandfather was sitting at the table eating his dinner. My father was confused but didn't say a word about it. A few days later his grandfather died. My father had seen his grandfather's Doppelganger (Ghostly Counterpart).

[This story was taken with permission from "From Me...To You, A Collection of Stories by Adult Learners", produced by the Newfoundland and Labrador Rural Development Council].

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