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A Professional Secret
Mr. Leveridge was in a solicitor's office at Swanton....

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

The Ghost-extinguisher
BY GELETT BURGESS My attention was first called to...

Patroklos
Then there came unto him the ghost of poor Patrokl...

* * * * *
There was a faint sound of rattling at the brass knob, ...

In The Barn
BY BURGES JOHNSON The moment we had entered the ba...

The Haunted Castle
The castle of Ardivillers, near Breteuil, was reporte...

Farm House 7 Fruit Garden—orchards
As the fruit garden and orchards are usually near appen...

The Fakenham Ghost
The lawns were dry in Euston Park; (Here t...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do no...





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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