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The Difficulty Of Crossing A Field
One morning in July, 1854, a planter named Williams...

'meenister' Machiavelli
The soul of the Minister of Bleakhope was disquieted ...

The Room Beyond An Account Of The Hauntings At Hennersley Near Ayr
To me Hennersley is what the Transformation Scene at ...

A Wireless Message
In the summer of 1896 Mr. William Holt, a wealthy m...


Cottage 3 Cottage Outside Decoration
Nothing so perfectly sets off a cottage, in external ap...

My Gillie's Father's Story
Fishing in Sutherland, I had a charming companion in th...

The White Flag
A percentage of the South African Boers--how large or...

The Man At The Lift
In the same way, in August, 1890, a lady in a Boston ho...

The Muniment Room
My uncle had succeeded late in life to the family est...

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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