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Tom Cypher's Phantom Engine
(Seattle _Press-Times_, Jan. 10, 1892) Locomotive en...

The Empty House
Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow ...

The Silent Woman
The uproarious merriment of a wedding-feast burst ...

The Maniac Or Fatal Effects Of Wanton Mischief
Some years ago, a very intelligent, handsome, and pro...

The Boy Who Was Caught
Nothing is more common in India than seeing a ghost. ...

The Beresford Ghost
"There is at Curraghmore, the seat of Lord Waterford, i...

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

Farm Barn 2 Barn Attachments
It may be expected, perhaps, that in treating so fully ...

A Man Though Naked May Be In Rags
The coroner rose from his seat and stood beside the dea...

The White Lady Of Rownam Avenue Near Stirling
Like most European countries, Scotland claims its sha...





The Lost Key






Lady X., after walking in a wood near her house in Ireland, found that
she had lost an important key. She dreamed that it was lying at the
root of a certain tree, where she found it next day, and her theory is
the same as that of Mr. A., the owner of the lost cheque. {11c}

As a rule dreams throw everything into a dramatic form. Some one
knocks at our door, and the dream bases a little drama on the noise;
it constructs an explanatory myth, a myth to account for the noise,
which is acted out in the theatre of the brain.

To take an instance, a disappointing one:--





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