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The Monster –by: S. M. Tenneshaw

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The MONSTER

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...

The House of Souls

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The House of Souls

By Arthur Machen

Short Story Index Reprint Series

AYER COMPANY PUBLISHERS, INC. NORTH STRATFORD, NH 03590

First Published 1922

Reprint Edition, 1999 AYER Company Publishers, Inc. Lower Mill Road North Stratford, NH 03590

INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER: 0 8369 3806 2

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER: 72 152947

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Transcriber's Note:

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. The ...

Clarimonde –by: Th

Original title “La Morte Amoreuse.” This is the story of a priest named Romauld, and his all-consuming love for the beautiful courtesan, Clarimonde.

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CLARIMONDE

By Théophile Gautier

Translated By Lafcadio Hearn

1908

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...

The Grey Woman –by: Elizabeth Gaskell

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.

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CURIOUS, IF TRUE

STRANGE TALES

Mrs Gaskell

Contents

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...

Salaperinen ovi

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SALAPER"AINEN OVI

(DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE)

Kirjottanut

Robert Louis Stevenson

Suomennos

Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Kustannusosakeyhti"o Otava 1911

Salaper"ainen ovi.

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

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THE PHANTOM SHIP

by

CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT

LONDON

MDCCCXCVI

Contents

CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III CHAPTER IV CHAPTER V CHAPTER VI CHAPTER VII CHAPTER VIII CHAPTER IX CHAPTER X CHAPTER XI CHAPTER XII CHAPTER XIII CHAPTER XIV CHAPTER XV CHAPTER XVI CHAPTER XVII CHAPTER XVIII CHAPTER XIX CHAPTER XX CHAPTER XXI CHAPTER XXII CHAPTER XXIII CHAPTER XXIV CHAPTER XXV CHAPTER XXVI CHAPTER XXVII CHAPTER XXVIII CHAPTER XXIX CHAPTER XXX CHAPTER XXXI CHAPTER XXXII CHAPTER XXXIII CHAPTER XXXIV CHAPTER XXXV CHAPTER XXX...

The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Son coeur est un luth suspendu; Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne. DE BERANGER.

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 pervade...

The Ghost of Guir House

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)

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THE GHOST OF GUIR HOUSE

By

CHAR...

The Abbots Ghost or Maurice Treherne Temptation –by: Louisa May Alcott

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

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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 ...

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