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[Scribner's] Stories by Modern English Authors

Modern English Mystery Stories

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,233 / 347 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,413
mnybks.net#: 384
Origin: gutenberg.org

RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-)
My Own True Ghost Story
The Sending of Dana Da
In the House of Suddhoo
His Wedded Wife

A. CONAN DOYLE (1859-)
A Case of Identity
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League

EGERTON CASTLE (1858-)
The Baron's Quarry

STANLEY J. WEYMAN (1855-)
The Fowl in the Pot

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-94)
The Pavilion on the Links

WILKIE COLLINS (1824-89)
The Dream Woman

ANONYMOUS
The Lost Duchess
The Minor Canon
The Pipe
The Puzzle
The Great Valdez Sapphire

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ourse; but so many men have died mad in dak-bungalows that there must be a fair percentage of lunatic ghosts.

In due time I found my ghost, or ghosts rather, for there were two of them. Up till that hour I had sympathized with Mr. Besant's method of handling them, as shown in "The Strange Case of Mr. Lucraft and Other Stories." I am now in the Opposition.

We will call the bungalow Katmal dak-bungalow. But THAT was the smallest part of the horror. A man with a sensitive hide has no right to sleep in dak-bungalows. He should marry. Katmal dak- bungalow was old and rotten and unrepaired. The floor was of worn brick, the walls were filthy, and the windows were nearly black with grime. It stood on a bypath largely used by native Sub-Deputy Assistants of all kinds, from Finance to Forests; but real Sahibs were rare. The khansamah, who was nearly bent double with old age, said so.

When I arrived, there was a fitful, undecided rain on the face of the land, accompanied by a restless wind, and every g

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