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Mark Twain's Story
Mark was smoking his cigar outside the door of his hous...

The Ghost Of Major Sydenham
Concerning the apparition of the Ghost of Major Ge...

The Rival Ghosts
The good ship sped on her way across the calm Atla...

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

The Rattlesnake
Dr. Kinsolving, of the Church of the Epiphany in Philad...

The Dwarf Hunters
The heavy summer in the South is particularly hard to...

On The Leads
Having realised a competence in Australia, and having...

Banshees, And Other Death-warnings
Of all Irish ghosts, fairies, or bogles, the Banshee ...

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

Sertorius And His Hind
So soone as Sertorius arriued from Africa, he stra...





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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...