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A Cold Greeting
This is a story told by the late Benson Foley of Sa...

The Bright Scar
In 1867, Miss G., aged eighteen, died suddenly of chole...

Haunted Mrs Chang
Mr. Chang, of that ilk (Chang Chang Tien-ts), was a man...

The Floating Head Of The Benrachett Inn Near The Perth Road Dundee
Some years ago, when I was engaged in collecting case...

An Explanation From The Tomb
In the diary of the late Hugh Morgan are certain intere...

The Two Curmas
A rustic named Curma, of Tullium, near Hippo, Augustine...

The Grocer's Cough
A man of letters was born in a small Scotch town, where...

The Deathbed
Miss C., a lady of excellent sense, religious but not b...

The Other Lodgers
"In order to take that train," said Colonel Leverin...

Pomps And Vanities
Colonel Mountjoy had an appointment in India that kep...





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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 ...