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That Mother-in-Law of Mine By Anonymous
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The course of true love between Bessie and me had run very smooth. From the moment my old school-fellow, her brother George, now in Paris studying medicine, had introduced me to her, I had been... More > completely won by her sweet disposition and charming ways, and she in turn was captivated by my manly independence, strong good sense, and generous impulses. I am not vain, but the truth is the truth; and, as I am telling this story myself, I must set down the facts. We fell in love right away, and it was not long before we were mutually convinced that we were made expressly for each other and could never be happy apart.< Less
The Closed Cabinet By Anonymous
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It was with a little alarm and a good deal of pleasurable excitement that I looked forward to my first grown-up visit to Mervyn Grange. I had been there several times as a child, but never since I... More > was twelve years old, and now I was over eighteen. We were all of us very proud of our cousins the Mervyns: it is not everybody that can claim kinship with a family who are in full and admitted possession of a secret, a curse, and a mysterious cabinet, in addition to the usual surplusage of horrors supplied in such cases by popular imagination. Some declared that a Mervyn of the days of Henry VIII had been cursed by an injured abbot from the foot of the gallows.< Less
Twenty-two Goblins By Anonymous
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These 22 stories are told by the Goblin to the King Vikram. King Vikram faces many difficulties in bringing the vetala to the tantric. Each time Vikram tries to capture the vetala, it tells a story... More > that ends with a riddle. If Vikram cannot answer the question correctly, the vampire consents to remain in captivity. If the king answers the question correctly, the vampire would escape and return to his tree. In some variations, the king is required to speak if he knows the answer, else his head will burst.< Less
The Story of Clifford House By Anonymous
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A classic Victorian haunted-house story Thirty years before, the man who was both proprietor and tenant of Clifford House died, leaving his two daughters all he possessed. He had been a bad man, led... More > a bad wild life, and died in a fit brought on by drunkenness; and these two daughters, grown to womanhood, inherited with his ill-gotten gold his evil nature. They were only half-sisters, and were believed to have been illegitimate also. The elder, a tall, masculine, strongly built woman, with masses of coarse fair hair, and bright, glittering blue eyes; and the younger, a plump, dark-haired rather pretty girl, but as treacherous, vain, and bold, as her elder sister was fierce, passionate, and cruel. They lived in this house, with only their servants, for several years after their father's death, a life of quarrelling and bickering, jealousy and heart-burnings, on various accounts.< Less
The Life and Adventures of Lady Anne By Anonymous
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Of the first years of my life I have but a slight recollection, as I suddenly lost my mother by death, and was placed under the care of strangers soon after I had completed my fifth year. What passed... More > before that time is like the faint remembrance of a long past dream, but it seemed to myself that I had lived among ladies and gentlemen--had been used to ride in a carriage, to be waited on by servants, who called me Lady Anne, and to be fondled by a lady and gentleman, who called me Annie, and their little darling, and whom I called father and mother.< Less
Two Trials By Anonymous
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Two Trials is the story of the trials of Sally Delia, for raising contention among her schoolfellows, and disturbing the general peace and Harry Lenox, for a robbery and telling a fib.
The Ruins of the Abbey of Fitz-Martin By Anonymous
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The Abbey of Fitz-Martin had been once famous for its riches and grandeur, and, as a monastery, was dedicated to St Catherine; but the subsequent irregularity of its order, together with the... More > despotic tyranny of one of its ancient lords, had stripped it by slow but sure degrees of all its former wealth and consequence; insomuch, that the haughty Baron had, under unjust pretences, demanded heavy contributions, to assist in carrying on the war between the first Edward and the nearly subdued Scots. His only excuse for such an open violation of ecclesiastic rights was grounded on a discovery he pretended he had made, of one of the nuns having broken the sacred rules of her profession, by a disregard to her vows of vestal celibacy.< Less
The Mysterious Spaniard By Anonymous
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The Chevalier Franval, and his sister Amarylla, were the only children of a French General of great reputation, who died at the beginning of the last century, at an elegant villa to which he had... More > retired in the evening of his days, at the distance of a few leagues from the city of Paris. At the time of her father's death, Amarylla was receiving her education in the convent of St. Ann at Aurillac. The Chevalier watched the death-bed of his parent with the most anxious and tender affection; and the most solemn injunction which that parent bestowed on him, was, to supply his place, by every care and attention in his power, to his orphan sister; a command so congenial to the feelings of the Chevalier, that it was a satisfaction to himself to pronounce a vow to this effect on the ear of his expiring father.< Less
The Love of an Unknown Soldier, Found In a Dug Out By Anonymous
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Letters written to an unnamed girl by an unnamed soldier from an unknown regiment during the war.
The Lost Duchess By Anonymous
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"Has the duchess returned?" "No, your grace." Knowles came farther into the room. He had a letter on a salver. When the duke had taken it, Knowles still lingered. The duke... More > glanced at him. "Is an answer required?" "No, your grace." Still Knowles lingered. "Something a little singular has happened. The carriage has returned without the duchess, and the men say that they thought her grace was in it." "What do you mean?" "I hardly understand myself, your grace. Perhaps you would like to see Barnes." Barnes was the coachman.< Less

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