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Present At A Hanging
An old man named Daniel Baker, living near Lebanon,...

The House And The Brain
A friend of mine, who is a man of letters and a ph...

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

The Phantom 'rickshaw
"May no ill dreams disturb my rest, ...

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There was a faint sound of rattling at the brass knob, ...

The Pied Piper
The following instance is so extraordinary, that I...

Mcalister
The city of Bayonne, lying on the left bank of the Ad...

House Near Blythswood Square Glasgow The Haunted Bath
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The Scar In The Moustache
This story was told to the writer by his old head-maste...


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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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