He's heard lots of confessions in his life? - both as a detective and now as an Anglican priest. But why would a young man come to Father Gilbert, confess a murder, then disappear? When the local authorities turn up nothing suspicious, the vicar wonders if he dreamed up this person, this man who he felt was A Soul in Torment.
The Grey Lady: http://www.mininova.org/tor/627425
The Play's The Thing: http://www.mininova.org/tor/627414