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Of The God Bel,
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The Old Family Coach
A distinguished and accomplished country gentleman and ...

Farm House Design Iv
This is perhaps a more ambitious house than either of t...

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

Southdown Ewe
The Southdown, a cut of which we present, is a fine, co...

The Devil Of Hjalta-stad {246}
The sheriff writes: "The Devil at Hjalta-stad was outs...

Pomps And Vanities
Colonel Mountjoy had an appointment in India that kep...

The Benighted Traveller And Haunted Room
A gentleman was benighted, while travelling alone, in...

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

By The Shrine Of Saint Cuthbert
The bells were ringing to evensong in the great cathe...





Greek And Roman Ghost Stories






Visions Of The Dead In Sleep
In most of the Greek and Roman stories that survive, the wraiths of the dead are represented as revisiting their friends on earth in sleep. These instances I have not, as a rule, troubled to collect, for they cannot strict...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from the sixth bo...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classical literature, as is only to be expected. The religion of the hard-headed, practical Roman was essentially formal, and consisted largely in the exact performance of an e...

Stories Of Haunting
In a letter to Sura[30] the younger Pliny gives us what may be taken as a prototype of all later haunted-house stories. At one time in Athens there was a roomy old house where nobody could be induced to live. In the dead o...

Necromancy
The belief that it was possible to call up the souls of the dead by means of spells was almost universal in antiquity. We know that even Saul, who had himself cut off those that had familiar spirits and the wizards out of ...

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79] is an amusing account of a man whose wife, whom he loved dearly, appeared to him after she had been dead for twenty days. He had given her a splendid funeral, and had b...