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Dream Of Mr Perceval's Murder
"SUNDHILL, December, 1832. "[Some account of a dream...

Canon Alberic's Scrap-book
St. Bertrand de Comminges is a decayed town on the...

Vi
And travellers now within that valley, Throu...

Farm House 4 Surrounding Plantations Shrubbery Walks Etc
After the general remarks made in the preceding pages, ...

The Patch Of Lamb's Skin
In the twenty-fourth year K'ang-hsi lived in a remote...

The Club-room Ghost
At a town in the west of England, was held a club of ...

The Top Attic In Pringle's Mansion Edinburgh
A charming lady, Miss South, informs me that no house...

The Marvels At Froda {273}
During that summer in which Christianity was adopted by...

Keeping His Promise
It was eleven o'clock at night, and young Marriott wa...

A Fruitless Assignment
Henry Saylor, who was killed in Covington, in a qua...





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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