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The Deathbed Of Louis Xiv
"Here is a strange story that the Duc d'Orleans told me...

Hong The Currier
"In the time when the Justice of Heaven was actively ...

The Drummer Of Cortachy
What ancient Scottish or Irish family has not its Fam...

The Patch Of Lamb's Skin
In the twenty-fourth year K'ang-hsi lived in a remote...

The Deathbed Of Louis Xiv
"Here is a strange story that the Duc d'Orleans told me...

The Lost Key
Lady X., after walking in a wood near her house in Irel...

The Corpse The Blood-drinker
Night was slowly falling in the narrow valley. On the...

The Pool In The Graveyard
By this corner of the graveyard the red dawn disco...

The Dead Valley
I have a friend, Olof Ehrensvaerd, a Swede by birth, ...

The Benedictine's Voices
My friend, as a lad, was in a strait between the choice...





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The Rival Ghosts
The good ship sped on her way across the calm Atlantic. It was an outward passage, according to the little charts which the company had charily distributed, but most of the passengers were homeward bound, afte...

One Does Not Always Eat What Is On The Table
By the light of a tallow candle which had been placed on one end of a rough table a man was reading something written in a book. It was an old account book, greatly worn; and the writing was not, apparently, very l...

What May Happen In A Field Of Wild Oats
". . . The sun had hardly risen when we left the house. We were looking for quail, each with a shotgun, but we had only one dog. Morgan said that our best ground was beyond a certain ridge that he pointed out, and ...

A Man Though Naked May Be In Rags
The coroner rose from his seat and stood beside the dead man. Lifting an edge of the sheet he pulled it away, exposing the entire body, altogether naked and showing in the candle-light a claylike yellow. It had, ho...

An Explanation From The Tomb
In the diary of the late Hugh Morgan are certain interesting entries having, possibly, a scientific value as suggestions. At the inquest upon his body the book was not put in evidence; possibly the coroner thought ...