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The Devils Of Loudun
Loudun is a small town in France about midway between...

The Haunted Bed-room
A young gentleman, going down from London to the west...

The Lost Key
Lady X., after walking in a wood near her house in Irel...

Sarah Polgrain
A woman, who had lived in Ludgvan, was executed at...

The Superstitious Couple
In the letters from a gentleman on his travels in Ita...

Group Ii
We now come to some stories of apparitions seen some ti...

Two Military Executions
In the spring of the year 1862 General Buell's big ...

Hong The Currier
"In the time when the Justice of Heaven was actively ...

Shorthorn Bull
In cattle, if your grounds be rich, and your grass abun...

To The God Nibib, Child
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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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