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The Alchemist By H. P. Lovecraft

High up, crowning the grassy summit of a swelling mound whose sides are wooded near the base with the gnarled trees of the primeval forest, stands the old chateau of my ancestors. For centuries its lofty battlements have frowned down upon the wild and rugged countryside about, serving as a home and stronghold for the […]

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Sweet Ermengarde Or, the Heart of a Country Girl By H. P. Lovecraft

Chapter I. A Simple Rustic Maid Ermengarde Stubbs was the beauteous blonde daughter of Hiram Stubbs, a poor but honest farmer-bootlegger of Hogton, Vt. Her name was originally Ethyl Ermengarde, but her father persuaded her to drop the praenomen after the passage of the 18th Amendment, averring that it made him thirsty by reminding him […]

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The Beast in the Cave By H. P. Lovecraft

The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty. I was lost, completely, hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine recesses of the Mammoth Cave. Turn as I might, in no direction could my straining vision seize on any object capable of serving as […]

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The Mysterious Ship By H. P. Lovecraft

[Short Version]The Royal Press 1902 Chapter 1. In the spring of 1847, the little village of Ruralville was thrown into a state of exitement by the arrival of a strange brig in the harbour. It carried no flag, & everything about it was such as would exite suspicion. It had no name. Its captain was […]

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The Mystery of the Grave-Yard or “A Dead Man’s Revenge” A Detective Story, by H. P. Lovecraft

  Chapter I The Burns’s Tomb. It was noon in the Little village of Mainville, and a sorrowful group of people were standing around the Burns’s Tomb. Joseph Burns was dead. (when dying, he had given the following strange orders:—“Before you put my body in the tomb, drop this ball onto the floor, at a […]

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The Secret Cave or John Lees adventure By H. P. Lovecraft

“Now be good children,” said Mrs. Lee “While I am away and don’t get into mischief.” Mr. and Mrs. Lee were going off for the day and to leave the two children John, 10 years old, and Alice 2 years old. “Yes,” replied John. As Soon as the elder Lees were away the younger Lees […]

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A PREDICAMENT by Edgar Allan Poe

1838 A PREDICAMENT by Edgar Allan Poe What chance, good lady, hath bereft you thus? COMUS. IT was a quiet and still afternoon when I strolled forth in the goodly city of Edina. The confusion and bustle in the streets were terrible. Men were talking. Women were screaming. Children were choking. Pigs were whistling. Carts […]

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THE POWER OF WORDS by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE POWER OF WORDS by Edgar Allan Poe OINOS. Pardon, Agathos, the weakness of a spirit new-fledged with immortality! AGATHOS. You have spoken nothing, my Oinos, for which pardon is to be demanded. Not even here is knowledge thing of intuition. For wisdom, ask of the angels freely, that it may be given! OINOS. […]

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THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM by Edgar Allan Poe

1842 THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM by Edgar Allan Poe Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent. (Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at […]

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THE OVAL PORTRAIT by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE OVAL PORTRAIT by Edgar Allan Poe THE CHATEAU into which my valet had ventured to make forcible entrance, rather than permit me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the open air, was one of those piles of commingled gloom and grandeur which have so long frowned among the Appennines, […]

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