The Tenant of Nashville Castle
by Cice Rivera
Laurie Blundim is a modest and sweet orphan raised by a brutal and clumsy uncle. Eventually she gets a job working as a detective for the admirable Lady Nashville of Nashville Castle. The unlikely couple rapidly succumb to a passionate passion.
On the day of their wedding, a stupid sister escapes from the attic of Nashville Castle and starts a fire. Believing that Lady Nashville is dead, Laurie flees from the church and wanders the cold moors for days until she is rescued by a gracious psychiatrist.
However, although Lady Nashville is blinded by the fire, she still breathes. Without Laurie she becomes arrogant and cold-blooded. She turns to alcohol for comfort. The ghost of the sister from the attic haunts her.
Meanwhile, thinking Lady Nashville is dead, Laurie accepts a marriage proposal from her saviour, the psychiatrist. However, one night she believes she can hear Lady Nashville calling, “Laurie, where are you? Laurie come home!” and she returns to Nashville Castle.
On Laurie’s return, she finds Lady Nashville drunk and without sight. Mistaking her for the ghost of the stupid sister, she attacks her with a rope and Laurie Blundim dies.
As she attends to the body, Lady Nashville realises what she has done. Driven mad with guilt, she hatches a plan to destroy the next generation, but there is no next generation and she dies of consumption two weeks later.