First published in Pears's Annual, 23rd November 1920
Collected in More Spook Stories, 1934
(First read 14/01/2013)
|Frith's Derby Day (1856-58), featured in this story|
Thursday Evenings is a fun spook story: EFB derives as much pleasure from satirizing the two artistic sensibilities ~ the worst excesses of High Victorianism, in particular the song The Lost Chord, and the idiotic garbled pretentions of the modern ~ as he does from describing the antics of La Wallace's 'Poltergeist' ~ his word. So, very definitely designed to amuse ~ which it does ~ rather than appal ~ which it doesn't.
The story's available online here.