Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II

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Author: Alexander Huth (Dryasdust; M.Y. Halidom)
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,575 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,101
Added to site: 2011.01.02
mnybks.net#: 30052
Origin: gutenberg.org
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"Oh, why was not this dream allowed to last?" I groaned to myself, and tried to fall asleep again, hoping to take up the thread of my dream at the point that I had lost it, but in vain, for now I heard the same noise in reality over my head. It was the sound of men's voices. Who could they be? Was I still dreaming? No!

They were the resurrectionists, or the "body-snatchers," as we generally call them. They had come to rob my body in order to sell it to some doctor. How my heart beat for joy!

"I shall be saved! I shall be saved!" said I to myself.

"O merciful God!" I prayed in spirit, "who scornest not to make the meanest of thy creatures thine instruments, I thank Thee for having heard my prayers and delivered me from this fearful death. I am unworthy of all thy mercies, O God! Perform thy miracles on men more worthy."

The body-snatchers had now shovelled all the earth away that covered me, and they began to lift the coffin out of the grave. Had it been my friend's coffin instead o

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