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The Major's Lease
A curious little story was told the other day in a ce...

The Examination Paper
This is a story which I believe. Of course, this is n...

A Man With Two Lives
Here is the queer story of David William Duck, rela...

Repentance Tower
SCENE I. TEMPTATION Late one spring evening not lo...

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

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

'meenister' Machiavelli
The soul of the Minister of Bleakhope was disquieted ...

The Lady In Black
A ghost in a haunted house is seldom observed with anyt...

Farm House 7 Flowers
Start not, gentle reader! We are not about to inflict u...

Farm Barn Interior Arrangement
A main floor, A, 12 feet wide, runs the whole length th...





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Visions Of The Dead In Sleep
In most of the Greek and Roman stories that survive, the wraiths of the dead are represented as revisiting their friends on earth in sleep. These instances I have not, as a rule, troubled to collect, for they can...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from th...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classical literature, as is only to be expected. The religion of the hard-headed, practical Roman was essentially formal, and consisted largely in the exact performanc...

Stories Of Haunting
In a letter to Sura[30] the younger Pliny gives us what may be taken as a prototype of all later haunted-house stories. At one time in Athens there was a roomy old house where nobody could be induced to live. In ...

Necromancy
The belief that it was possible to call up the souls of the dead by means of spells was almost universal in antiquity. We know that even Saul, who had himself cut off those that had familiar spirits and the wizar...

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79] is an amusing account of a man whose wife, whom he loved dearly, appeared to him after she had been dead for twenty days. He had given her a splendid funeral, ...