I have divided the stories that are here collected under one cover into various classes, so that such readers as want to compare their own experiments, let us say, in blackmailing or spiritualistic stances, with those of other students, may find such tales as deal with their own speciality in crime or superstition grouped together in separate sections of this book. They will thus be spared a skipping hunt through pages in which thev feel no personal interest.
1. The Countess of Lowndes Square
2. The Blackmailer of Park Lane
1. The Dance on the Beefsteak
2. The Oriolists
3. In the Dark
4. The False Step
1. The Case of Frank Hampden
2. Mrs. Andrews's Control
3. The Ape
2. There Arose a King
1. The Tragedy of Oliver Bowman
2. Philip's Safety Razor
Blackmailers, cats, the supernatural, the neurotic and high society all figure as subjects in this highly amusing collection of stories by the author of the "Queen Lucia" series.