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The Wesley Ghost
No ghost story is more celebrated than that of Old Jeff...

Farm House 3 Interior Arrangement
As has been remarked, the main entrance front to this h...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do no...

The Red Lamp
Mr. Cooper says: "A fortnight before the death of the ...

Farm Barn Main Floor Plan
Underneath the body of the barn are the stables, root c...

Farm House Design Ii
This is the plan of a house and out-buildings based chi...

The Goodwood Ghost Story
My wife's sister, Mrs M----, was left a widow at t...

The Credulous Peasants
No longer ago than the year 1788, when the husbandmen...

Outside Color
We are not among those who cast off, and on a sudden co...

The Vision Of Charles Xi Of Sweden
The authenticity of the following narrative rests ...





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...