Way back in the dim mists of roughly 1978/79, I took out from our primary school's mobile library a collection of short ghost stories, the title of which I cannot recall whatsoever even though at least two remnants of stories remain vivid, as do the accompanying illustrations.
On the cover was featured a bearded (don't quote me on that bit) gnome/elf with, as a friend of mine at the time put it, 'realistic' eyes. I think he was situated down in the bottom left corner, and the rest of the cover was occupied by title, author, and other artistic renditions depicting supernatural creatures.
The two stories I recall are as follows:
- One was about a headless skeleton searching for its skull.
- A man pretending to be a ghost to be with a real ghost (this had a black/white line drawing of both 'ghosts' sitting up in their coffins).