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The Seven Lights
John M'Pherson was a farmer and grazier in Kintyre...

Aunt Joanna
In the Land's End district is the little church-town ...

The Lady In Black
A ghost in a haunted house is seldom observed with anyt...

The Ghost Of The Hindoo Child Or The Hauntings Of The White Dove Hotel Near St Swithin's Street Aberdeen
In the course of many years' investigation of haunted...

The Lost Cheque
Mr. A., a barrister, sat up one night to write letters,...

The Lost Cheque
Mr. A., a barrister, sat up one night to write letters,...

Charles Ashmore's Trail
The family of Christian Ashmore consisted of his wi...

The Rival Ghosts
BY BRANDER MATTHEWS The good ship sped on her way ac...

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

The Vision Of The Bride
Colonel Meadows Taylor writes, in The Story of my Life ...





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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