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The Castle Apparition
Translated by the Rev. Weeden Butler, Jun. from a Monki...

The Wesley Ghost
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The Other Lodgers
"In order to take that train," said Colonel Leverin...

A Model Ghost Story
(Boston _Courier_, Aug. 10) A very singular story wh...

The Visions Of Emanuel Swedenborg
In mid April of the memorable year 1745, two men, has...

Piggery
The hog is an animal for which we have no especial liki...

The Cock-crow
A cloud hung over the bishopric--the ancient patrimon...

Elevation Cottage Design I
This cottage is 10 feet high, from the sill to the plat...

The Inextinguishable Candle Of The Old White House
There was once a house, known as The Old White House, t...

Lost Hearts
It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the ...





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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