By S. M. TENNESHAW
What will cosmic rays do to a living organism?
Will they destroy life, or produce immortality?
The eminent Dr. Blair Gaddon thought he knew ...
Fred Trent pulled his coupe into the curb and leaned his head out the
open window beside him.
"Hi, Joan, need any help?"
He called to a trim looking girl in a nurse's uniform. Joan Drake was
holding on to a leash with both hands, and her slender body was tugging
against the leash as she strained against the pull of a Great Dane on
the other end.
She looked over her shoul...
House of Souls
By Arthur Machen
Short Story Index Reprint Series
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NORTH STRATFORD, NH 03590
First Published 1922
Reprint Edition, 1999
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Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. The
Original title “La Morte Amoreuse.” This is the story of a priest named Romauld, and his all-consuming love for the beautiful courtesan, Clarimonde.
By Théophile Gautier
Translated By Lafcadio Hearn
Brother, you ask me if I have ever loved. Yes. My story is a strange and terrible one; and though I am sixty six years of age, I scarcely dare even now to disturb the ashes of that memory. To you I can refuse nothing; but I should not relate such a tale to any less experienced mind. So strange were the circumstances of my story, that I c...
A “Bluebeard” story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well.
CURIOUS, IF TRUE
The Old Nurse's Story 1
The Poor Clare 26
Lois the Witch 88
The Grey Woman 187
Curious, if True 249
THE OLD NURSE'S STORY
You know, my dears, that your mother was an orphan, and an only child; and I daresay you have heard that your grandfather was a clergyman up in Westmoreland, where I come f...
(DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Kustannusosakeyhti"o Otava 1911
Uttersonilla, lakimiehell"a, oli karkeat, rumat ja ep"as"a"ann"olliset kasvot, joita tuskin milloinkaan valaisi hymy; h"anen olentonsa oli kylm"a ja j"aykk"a, h"an sanoi sanottavansa vain vaivalla, h"anen esiintymisess"a"an tuskin voitiin n"ahd"a l"ampim"amp"ain tunteiden ilmenemismuotoja; h"an oli laiha, pitk"a, kuiva, synkk"a mutta sittenkin t"aytyi h"anest"a pit"a"a. Yst"av"apiir...
THE PHANTOM SHIP
CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
The Fall of the House of Usher
Son coeur est un luth suspendu;
Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne.
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the
autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the
heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a
singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself,
as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the
melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was but, with the
first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom
Do you think you understand ghosts? Now you will.
Paul Henley, seemingly summoned to a mysterious rural Virginia mansion from his home in New York, finds himself as a guest at a remote, dilapidated colonial house with a host and a hostess every bit as mysterious as the house itself. Might Dorothy, his hostess, somehow be implicated in the hideous crime which he came to know took place in the hidden depths of Guir House some years ago? He hardly thought so, she seemed so innocent. And yet .... (Introduction by Roger Melin)
THE GHOST OF GUIR HOUSE
Louisa May Alcott enthusiasts would be delighted to read this short novel published in 1867, just a year before the grand debut of her most famous Little Women trilogy. This is one of three books she wrote under the pseudonym AM Barnard. She used this name to pen tales that were meant more for adult readers, though younger people will find them quite interesting too.
The Abbot's Ghost or Maurice Treherne's Temptation is a romance, mystery, ghost-story and novel of manners all rolled into one. She subtitled it A Christmas Story and it certainly evokes memories of old-...
The White Feather Hex
BY DON PETERSON
[Transcriber Note: This etext was produced from Weird Tales March 1951. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]
Heading by the Author
[Illustration: You waited till the feather turned red.]
It all started with a Dutchman, a Pennsylvania Dutchman named Peter Scheinberger, who tilled a weather beaten farm back in the hills.
A strong, wiry man he was his arms were knotted sections of solid hickory forming themselves into gnarled hands and twisted stubs ...