Masterpieces of Mystery in Four Volumes

Ghost Stories

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,520 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.3
LoC Category: PN
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Added to site: 2009.01.07
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oked and awry. She exasperates me. Her very silence and meekness are irritating. Sometimes I feel inclined to throw the inkstand at her, just to bring an expression into her watery eyes and a squeak from those colourless lips. Dear me! What violent expressions I am making use of! How very foolish of me! And yet it almost seems as if the words were not my own, but had been spoken into my ear--I mean, I never make use of such terms naturally.

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Oct. 30.--I have been here a month. The place does not agree with me, I think. My headaches are more frequent and violent, and my nerves are a perpetual source of discomfort and annoyance.

I have conceived a great dislike for Mrs. Monson, a feeling I am certain she reciprocates. Somehow, the impression comes frequently to me that there are goings on in this house of which I know nothing, and which she is careful to hide from me.

Last night her son slept in the house, and this morning as I was standing at the window I saw him go out. He

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(1926) Ghost/Horror Stories


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    This volume- Ghost Stories




  • I. THE LISTENER - Algernon Blackwood

    o At first someone or something listens at the door.

    o Then it comes into the room at night.

    o It wants a body.


  • II. NUMBER 13 - Montague Rhodes James

    o A man stays at an inn while he researches old church records.

    o Why does his room get smaller each day.

    o Why does his luggage disappear and reappear?

    o This inn doesn't have a room 13, or does it?


  • III. JOSEPH: A STORY - Katherine Rickford

    o A scary tale by the fireside or a trap for a murder.


  • IV. THE HORLA - Guy de Maupassant

    o Evil rides a boat from South America.

    o It attaches itself to a man.
    [o[ Can it be killed?

    o Can he at least, rid himself of it?



  • V. THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS - William F. Harvey

    o A man becomes blind.

    o He copes well and develops his right hand to aid in his loss of sight.

    o But, has his right hand become, not his helper, but his master?


  • VI. SISTER MADDELENA - Ralph Adams Cram

    o A ghost appears to all and says 'I cannot sleep'.

    o Each guest only sees the ghost once.

    o She wants help. Can any man give it.


  • VII. THRAWN JANET - Robert Louis Stevenson

    o Witches, devils and a pastor.


  • VIII. THE YELLOW CAT - Wilbur Daniel Steele

    o A man finds a derelictship, with only a pet bird on board.

    o It comes up again many years later, derelict again, with only a yellow cat on board.

    o He is curious and investigates.


  • IX. LETTER TO SURA - Pliny the Younger

    o A man writes to a friend in hopes of determining if ghosts exists.

    o He relates two tales of which he gives credence.




2009.09.10
A. Boyles
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CONTENTS
"The Listener" by Algernon Blackwood
"Number 13" by Montague Rhodes James
"Joseph: A Story" by Katherine Rickford
"The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Beast with Five Fingers" by William F. Harvey
"Sister Maddelena" by Ralph Adams Cram
"Thrawn Janet" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Yellow Cat" by Wilbur Daniel Steele
"Letter to Sura" by Pliny the Younger


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