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The Warder Of The Door
"If you don't believe it, you can read it for yourself,...

An Agreeable Explanation
A gentleman of undoubted veracity relates the followi...

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

The Lady Of The Black Tower
BY MRS. ROBINSON. "Watch no more the twinkling...

The Open Door
Here again is something that is very peculiar and not...

Through Many Lives
Some people remember every incident of their former e...

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

The Wandering Jew In England
When on the weary way to Golgotha, Christ fainting...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classic...

The Vision And The Portrait
Mrs. M. writes (December 15, 1891) that before her visi...

Cottage Design Iv

This cottage is still in advance of the last, in its accommodation, and is suitable for the small farmer, or the more liberal cottager, who requires wider room, and ampler conveniences than are allowed by the hitherto described structures. It is a first class dwelling, of its kind, and, in its details and finish, may be adapted to a variety of occupation, while it will afford a sufficient amount of expenditure to gratify a liberal outlay, to him who chooses to indulge his taste in a moderate extent of decoration and embellishment.

The ground plan of this cottage is 3022 feet, in light rural-Gothic style, one and a half stories high, the posts 14 feet in elevation. It has two chimneys, passing out through the roof on each side of the ridge, uniformly, each with the other. The roof has a pitch of 45 from a horizontal line, giving it a bold and rather dashing appearance, and deeply sheltering the walls. The side gables give variety to the roof, and light to the chambers, and add to the finish of its appearance; while the sharp arched double window in the front gable adds character to the design.

The deep veranda in front covers three-quarters of its surface in length, and in the symmetry of its roof, and airiness of its columns, with their light braces, 229 give it a style of completeness; and if creeping vines or climbing shrubs be trained upon them, will produce an effect altogether rural and beautiful.

Or, if a rustic style of finish be adopted, to render it cheaper in construction, the effect may still be imposing, and in harmony with the purposes to which it is designed. In fact, this model will admit of a variety of choice in finish, from the plainest to a high degree of embellishment, as the ability or fancy of the builder may suggest.

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