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THE ASBESTOS BOX BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE MURDER IN THE GLEN ROSS”   CHAPTER I I remember an odd story about a will, which, I believe, I have never told before. It is not long, though it covers a good many years. One winter evening I was…

“Lucy Laficher.”By the Author of “The Second Life,” Etc., Etc. In 1878, Wesley Nelson opened a little shop on Tresor Street, near the Basilica, in Quebec, for the sale of stationery and newspapers. A little capital makes a large show in that…

“The Alsatian Hound” By the Author of “The Second Life”   CHAPTER I. It was near the close of a bright, quiet evening in the fall of the year 1791. The day had been dry and breathless, the sky filled with those sudden glints of hot color in…

“The Man in the Cage”

“What is that you say, Glosher? In a cage? A human being in an iron cage?”

“Just so. That’s the house, and that’s the window of the room he’s in. I saw him led in, chained like a mad steer, three men with…

“The Clergyman’s Wife" By the Author of “The Second Life.” Parsonage, August lst.It rains to-night, a sharp, sleety rain, driving against the windows with a low continual moan. It puts me in mind of the Banshee old[1] Norry used to belong to…

“At Bay”  By the Author of “The Second Life,” Etc., Etc.   CHAPTER 1. A hot day in Lyons, fifty years ago; the untampered light staring down between the steep, gambrel roofs into the close, dirty streets; the air, when it moved, heavy with…

“The Barred Acres: The Doctor’s Story” Chapter I. I do not know a single well-authenticated ghost story. Besides ghost-stories are the poorest prentice work in literature, if we tell the truth about them. They always fall stale and flat, no…

"Walhalla" A FEW years ago a young English artist, named Reid, who was traveling through this country, stopped for a day or two at Louisville, having found an old friend there. He urged this gentleman to go with him into the mountainous region of…

”Tirary y Soult” ROBERT KNIGHT, who was born, bred, and trained in New England, suckled on her creeds and weaned on her doubts, went directly from college to a Louisiana plantation. The change, as he felt, was extreme. He happened to go in this…

”A Strange Story from the Coast” THE incident of which you have asked me to give you an account occurred six years ago, but the details are still fresh in my memory. The matter impressed me at the time with peculiar force. I am quite sure that I…
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