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The Phantom Ship

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The Phantom Ship, by Captain Marryat.

Captain Frederick Marryat was born July 10 1792, and died August 8 1848. He retired from the British navy in 1828 in order to devote himself to writing. In the following 20 years he wrote 26 books, many of which are among the very best of English literature, and some of which are still in print.

Marryat had an extraordinary gift for the invention of episodes in his stories. He says somewhere that when he sat down for the day's work, he never kn...

The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

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THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW AND OTHER GHOST STORIES

By Rudyard Kipling

The Phantom 'Rickshaw My Own True Ghost Story The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Man Who Would Be King "The Finest Story in The World"

THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW

May no ill dreams disturb my rest, Nor Powers of Darkness me molest. Evening Hymn.

One of the few advantages that India has over England is a great Knowability. After five years' service a man is directly or indir...

The Ghost Ship –by: John C. Hutcheson

This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century.

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The Ghost Ship

by John Conran Hutcheson This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the ...

The Parenticide Club –by: Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army.

Four grotesque short stories about murder within the family, seen through the gently innocent eyes of family members … usually the murderer himself.

  • My favorite murder (00:23)
  • Oil of Dog (20:13)
  • An Imperfect Conflagration (29:32)
  • The Hypnotist (37:14)

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THE PARENTICIDE CLUB

by

Ambrose Bierce

CONTENTS

My Favori...

Border Ghost Stories –by: Howard Pease

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BORDER GHOST STORIES

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

Tales of Northumbria Magnus Sinclair The Lord Wardens of the Marches , etc.

BORDER GHOST STORIES

BY

HOWARD PEASE

AUTHOR OF 'TALES OF NORTHUMBRIA,' 'MAGNUS SINCLAIR' 'THE LORD WARDENS OF THE MARCHES OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND,' ETC.

ERSKINE MACDONALD LTD. LONDON, W.C. 1

First published 1919

Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and Other Stories –by: Oscar Wilde

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of short semi-comic mystery stories. This collection exemplifies Wilde's sharp wit and dark humour. Stories in this collection include Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, The Model Millionaire, and The Portrait Of Mr W H.

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LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES

Contents

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Canterville Ghost The Sphinx Without a Secret The Model Millionaire The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME

CH...

The Treasure

Selma Lagerl"of was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Prize in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Treasure (Herr Arnes penningar) is a fairly short Novel, both a Drama and a Ghost Story. Published in 1904 and the English translation in 1923. The story is set in Bohuslaen on the West coast of Sweden in the middle of the 16th Century. Herr Arne, the old Parson in Solberga and all his household are brutally murdered, and his great Treasure stolen. The only survivor is Elsalill, the orphaned foster ...

The Willows –by: Algernon Blackwood

A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, “The Willows”, arguably Algernon Blackwood’s seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as “…the greatest weird tale ever written.” A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft’s work. The masterful handling of mystery and suspense that bu...

Donal Grant

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Note from electronic text creator: I have compiled a word list with definitions of most of the Scottish words and phrases found in this work at the end of the book. This list does not belong to the original work, but is designed to help with the conversations in Broad Scots found in this work. A further explanation of this list can be found towards the end of this document, preceding the word list.

Any notes that I have made in the text (e.g. relating to Greek words in the text) have been enclosed in {} brackets.

DONAL GRANT

BY

GEORGE MACDONALD...

Boats of the Glen Carrig –by: William Hope Hodgson

Eighteenth-century sailors adrift in a lifeboat encounter strange lands and weird creatures in their search for home. A creepy tale of nautical adventure.

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THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG'

Being an account of their Adventures in the Strange places of the Earth, after the foundering of the good ship Glen Carrig through striking upon a hidden rock in the unknown seas to the Southward. As told by John Winterstraw, Gent., to his son James Winterstraw, in the year 1757, and by him committed very properly and legibly to manuscript.

By William Hope Hodgson

1907...

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