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"Every night when it was nice and fine you all went up to see the Spook..."

A first-hand account of Gef the talking mongoose, from someone who was a friend of Voirrey Irving and visited the family up at Doarlish Cashen.
Kathleen Green (b. 1912) recounts a trip up to see 'the Spook' in the early 1930s.
What the three girls saw and heard, peering in secretively through the window and then inside the house with the family, left her convinced that it was all a hoax...

The full oral history recording of Kathleen Green by David Callister is available here: Oral history - Kathleen Green
This film was created by artist and poet, Janet Lees.