The Ring Of Thoth

Mr. John Vansittart Smith, F.R.S., of 147-A Gower Street, was a man whose energy of purpose and clearness of thought might have placed him in the very first rank of…

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The Parson Of Jackman’s Gulch

He was known in the Gulch as the Reverend Elias B. Hopkins, but it was generally understood that the title was an honorary one, extorted by his many eminent qualities,…

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John Barrington Cowles

It might seem rash of me to say that I ascribe the death of my poor friend, John Barrington Cowles, to any preternatural agency. I am aware that in the…

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John Huxford’s Hiatus

Strange it is and wonderful to mark how upon this planet of ours the smallest and most insignificant of events set a train of consequences in motion which act and…

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That Little Square Box

All aboard?" said the captain. "All aboard, sir!" said the mate. "Then stand by to let her go." It was nine o'clock on a Wednesday morning. The good ship Spartan…

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The Man From Archangel

On the fourth day of March, in the year 1867, being at that time in my five-and-twentieth year, I wrote down the following words in my note-book -- the result…

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The Great Keinplatz Experiment

Of all the sciences which have puzzled the sons of men, none had such an attraction for the learned Professor von Baumgarten as those which relate to psychology and the…

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F. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement

In the month of December in the year 1873, the British ship Dei Gratia steered into Gibraltar, having in tow the derelict brigantine Marie Celeste, which had been picked up…

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The Captain of the Polestar

[Being an extract from the singular journal of JOHN M'ALISTER RAY, student of medicine.] September 11th. -- Lat. 81° 40' N.; long. 2° E. Still lying-to amid enormous ice fields.…

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