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Jeanne D'arc
Upon her trial, as it is repeated by Chartier, she...

The Phantom 'rickshaw
"May no ill dreams disturb my rest, ...

The Frightened Carrier
In October 1813, a little before midnight, as one of ...

Ticonderoga
It was one evening in the summer of the year 1755 that ...

The Creaking Stair
A lady very well known to myself, and in literary socie...

The Slaying Of Sergeant Davies
We now examine a ghost with a purpose; he wanted to hav...

The Ghost Seen By Lord Brougham
It is comparatively easy, when seated before a roarin...

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

The Ghost At Garpsdal
In Autumn, 1807, there was a disturbance by night in th...

The Wraith Of The Czarina
"In the exercise of his duties as one of the pages-in-w...





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...

Iv
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...