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In Kropfsberg Keep
To the traveller from Innsbrueck to Munich, up the lo...

The Great Amherst Mystery
On 13th February, 1888, Mr. Walter Hubbell, an actor by...

Cottage 2 Interior Arrangement
PLAN The front door opens into a common living room,...

Lost Hearts
It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the ...

The Water Ghost Of Harrowby Hall
BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS The trouble with Harrowby H...

Farm House Design Iii
We here present the reader with a substantial, plain, y...

The Credulous Bishop
A few years since, a memorable conference took place ...

The Unfortunate Priest And Dead Body
In a province of Prussia, a man being dead, was carri...

Farm House 5 Grounds Plantations And Surroundings
A house of this kind should never stand in vulgar and f...

The Ventriloquist
The following anecdote is related by Adrianus Turnibi...





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...