Charles Montgomery Skinner was an American writer, editor, dramatic and art critic, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. “The Spook Of Misery Hill” is a mystery short story entered in the collection “Myth and legends of our own land”. On Misery Hill, near Pike City, California, mined Tom Bowers who had never had a partner. One day he unexplainable missed. At this moment the place acquired the bad reputation and men became to avoid the spot. Some time later, in a period of spasm of industry, Jim Brandon begins work on the abandoned mine, but once he discovers that he is not alone on Misery Hill… Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’s collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!