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The Ghostly Adventurer
About thirty years ago, some labouring mechanics met ...

An Essay On Ghosts And Apparitions
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Position
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The Marble Arch
When the troubles began to break out in Hankow, many ...

The Creaking Stair
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The Apparition Of Mrs Veal
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The Doppel-ganger
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The Spectre Of The Broken
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An Unfinished Race
James Burne Worson was a shoemaker who lived in Lea...

The Diary Of Mr Poynter
The sale-room of an old and famous firm of book aucti...





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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