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Peaceful-light
In the time when the Shining Dynasty had just conquer...

Remarkable Instances Of The Power Of Vision
A shepherd upon one of the mountains in Cumberland, w...

The Ghost-extinguisher
BY GELETT BURGESS My attention was first called to...


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The Prior Of Tynemouth
Prior Olaf stood on the central merlon of the gate to...


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Back From That Bourne
ANONYMOUS We are permitted to make extracts from a...

Little Joe Gander
"There's no good in him," said his stepmother, "not a...

Castle Ichabod
'When you saw the dog, my dear,' said my uncle, the R...

A Short Chapter On Taste
The compound words, or terms good-taste and bad-taste h...





EDGAR ALLAN POE




The Fall Of The House Of Usher
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract...

Ii
Banners yellow, glorious, golden, On its roof did float and flow; (This--all this--was in the olden Time long ago) And every gentle air that dallied, In that sweet day, Along th...

Iii
Wanderers in that happy valley Through two luminous windows saw Spirits moving musically To a lute's well tuned law, Round about a throne, where sitting (Porphyrogene!) In state...

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And all with pearl and ruby glowing Was the fair palace door, Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing And sparkling evermore, A troop of Echoes whose sweet duty Was but to sing,...

Vi
And travellers now within that valley, Through the red-litten windows, see Vast forms that move fantastically To a discordant melody; While, like a rapid ghastly river, Through the p...

Door!"
As if in the superhuman energy of his utterance there had been found the potency of a spell--the huge antique panels to which the speaker pointed, threw slowly back, upon the instant, their ponderous and ebony jaws...