What Happened to George Washington’s Home During the US Civil War?


Mount Vernon Today (MountVernon.org)


Military pass signed by General Winfield Scott for Sarah Tracy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The document enables her to pass “through the United States lines” to get to Mount Vernon during the Civil War; dated October 2, 1861.

The outbreak of the Civil War provided significant challenges to the preservation of George Wagington’s home at Mount Vernon, as the sectional crisis occurred during the infancy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The violent nature of the conflict could have destroyed Mount Vernon as a physical structure while also tearing up the personal threads that bound the nascent Association. Despite the challenges, the Association was able to keep the property protected and open to the public during the war.


An early image of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association—the group that singlehandedly saved the home of George Washington for posterity.

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association took over operation of the estate in 1860 in an effort to stabilize and restore the mansion. As restoration efforts progressed, the political situation in the United States deteriorated. Mount Vernon, as a result, was in a precarious position. At the same time, Ann Pamela Cunningham was forced to return to her family home in South Carolina in the fall of 1860 to help run the family plantation following her father’s death.

Above: George and Martha Washington’s bed chambers at Mount Vernon.

With the conflict making travel difficult for Cunningham, the estate was managed by two staff members during the Civil War; a Northerner and a Southerner. Cunningham’s secretary, Sarah C. Tracy and Upton H. Herbert, Mount Vernon’s first Resident Superintendent, managed the estate through the war years. There were also free African-American employees working at the estate, including Emily the cook, Priscilla the chambermaid, Frances, a maid, and George, the coachman and general assistant.1


Sarah Tracy, pictured above in an image taken in 1859, watched over the Mount Vernon estate during the six-year-long Civil War—her efforts ensured its safety as a piece of American history.

Cunningham believed that it was imperative that no military outposts were placed within the borders of the estate in order to physically protect the property. After a visit from Tracy, on July 31, 1861 General Winfield Scott issued Order Number 13, declaring the estate’s status as non-partisan. A large proportion of the visitors during the war were still soldiers, though without military aims. Soldiers who visited the estate were requested to be neither armed nor dressed in military uniform. Such actions ensured that Mount Vernon remained neutral, respected grounds.

Above, left: Mount Vernon’s 8’1” high cupola; above, right: the Washington’s dining room.

The end of the conflict had an immediate positive impact on the preservation of Mount Vernon. In November 1866 Cunningham was able to travel to meet with her Vice Regents and staff for the first time in six years. The Ladies’ Association passed a resolution reflecting a new post-war optimism, expressing their “unqualified approval of the manner in which the Superintendent and the Secretary had discharged the arduous duties committed to their charge. . .under difficult circumstances, the Mansion and grounds under their charge have been so well preserved and protected.”2 Despite the challenges, Mount Vernon remained safe and open throughout the war.


The piazza at Mount Vernon faces the Potomac River.


1. “Mollie ______ to Caroline L. Rees, 21 October 186[1-4],” Kirby Rees Collection, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia; typescript, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

2. Quoted in Dorothy Troth Muir, Presence of a Lady: Mount Vernon, 1861-1868 (Mount Vernon, Virginia: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 1975), 86.

Source: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/the-civil-war-years/

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Tonight’s Read: The Vatican Heresy—Bernini and the Building of the Hermetic Temple of the Sun! (Introduction+Contents+Blurbs)

“Ninety percent, perhaps even more, of history is not documented. And as for the little that is documented or recorded, much of it may not be history at all but the warped perception, dissimulation, cover-ups, and bias of those documenting or recording it. The task of the true historian is to detect the history that is not told, much like a cosmologist detects the structure of the universe that is not seen. To read between the lines or see between the empty spaces, that is the exciting challenge . . .”

The Authors



Hiding the Truth in Plain Sight

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”

—Theodore Roosevelt

This book was a very ambitious project, and I readily admit that researching and writing it was not only a thrilling experience but also a very daunting one, as well. The complexity of the topic and the sheer volume of research material made it feel like I was recklessly challenging a bookish Goliath with only a reed twig in my hand to bring him down! Yet the temptation to quest and sleuth a historical mystery of this scale was too tantalizing to pass over. There was, certainly, the initial apprehension that all authors have when taking on such a task. A long, dark tunnel must be crossed solo, and then at the other end await the inevitable lashes by experts whose feathers you are bound to have ruffled. But such qualms are then quickly dismissed by a weird—almost perverse—gladiatorial thrill of marching into the arena to do battle again with that old foe: academic consensus.

A decade ago I wrote with Graham Hancock Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith. In this book we explored the Hermetic tradition and tracked its journey out of Egypt and its influence on the design of major capital cities of the Western world. Academics, needless to say, ignored it. And the only academic who didn’t ignore it ended up repaying us by blatantly plagiarizing a discovery we made regarding the layout of ancient Alexandria. I bring this up because there was also a tiny—although immensely important—“city” that Graham and I barely touched in our book: the Vatican City in Rome. With hindsight I can say that we had thus overlooked the most important piece of that huge historical puzzle we had set about to solve. After much deliberation I finally decided to reopen the case for the Vatican City in late 2011. It was at this point that I invited the Italian author Chiara Hohenzollern and also Dr. Sandro Zicari to join me.

Let me quickly get to the point: it is often stated by historians of art and architecture that the Piazza St. Peter’s at the Vatican was designed to represent “the open arms of Mother Church.” This, in fact, is indeed claimed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini himself, the architect responsible for the design. We believe it to be a truth, but not the whole truth. Truth often comes in many layers. Revealing only one layer yet dissimulating another will make this partial truth seem to be something very different indeed. This is why today a person on the stand in a court of law will be sworn in to tell not only the truth, but rather the whole truth. We believe that there is another, far more important layer in which rests the whole truth behind Bernini’s grandiose design. This whole truth he, nonetheless, took to his grave, for it was such an unspeakable truth, such a taboo, such a forbidden fruit in his time that the mere mention of it might have brought down the whole edifice of Mother Church—that is to say, the Vatican itself. Yet the amazing daringness of Bernini’s ploy was to hide the truth in plain sight for all to see. Indeed, so well did he do this that everyone who looked—and there have been millions since—did not see it all. And when finally some did see it, so out rageous, so fantastic was its implication that they simply preferred to dismiss it as mere coincidence. Bernini clearly intended it to be a sort of intellectual time bomb meant to be detonated not in his time but when the time was right, when its revelation would not bring down the Vatican, but do, instead, the opposite. To fully appreciate the magnitude of this revelation, and to make our case worthy of the most serious consideration, we had to undertake a chase across nearly two millennia of history, from Greco-Roman Alexandria to Renaissance Rome, sometimes moving at breakneck speed, making Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons seem like a Sunday stroll in the park. It was a thrilling undertaking and, most of all, an amazing eye-opener. No matter what one may think of it, one thing is certain: Christianity and Western culture will never seem the same again.

But enough said. The die is cast. You have the evidence in your hands. No need to tarry.

We are ready to present our case . . .

Table of Contents

Title Page
Chapter 1: The True Religion of the World


Chapter 2: The Hermetic Movement, Part I

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In Honor of “Shark Week!”—The Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey, Introduction & Link


“An ocean without its unnamed monsters would be like a completely dreamless sleep.”

– John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez


The killing took place at dawn and as usual it was a decapitation, accomplished by a single vicious swipe. Blood geysered into the air, creating a vivid slick that stood out on the water like the work of a violent abstract painter. Five hundred yards away, outside of a lighthouse on the island’s highest peak, a man watched through a telescope. First he noticed the frenzy of gulls, bird gestalt that signaled trouble. And then he saw the blood. Grabbing his radio, he turned and began to run.

His transmission jolted awake the four other people on the island. “We’ve got an attack off Sugarloaf, big one it looks like. Lotta blood.” The house at the bottom of the hill echoed with the sounds of scientist Peter Pyle hurrying, running down the stairs, pulling on his knee-high rubber boots, slamming the old door behind him as he sprinted to the boat launch.

Peter and his colleague Scot Anderson, the voice on the radio, jumped into their seventeen-foot Boston Whaler. The boat rested on a bed of rubber tires beside a cliff; it was attached to a crane which lifted it up and into the air. The crane swung the whaler over the lip and lowered it thirty feet, into the massive early winter swells of the Pacific.

Peter unhooked the winch, an inch-thick cable of steel, as the whaler rose and fell into troughs big enough to swallow it. He started the engine and powered two hundred yards toward the birds, where the object of all the attention floated in a cloud of blood: a quarter-ton elephant seal that was missing its head. The odor was dense and oily, rancid Crisco mixed with seawater.

“Oh yeah,” Peter said. “That’s the smell of a shark attack.”

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“Restoration” by Barry H. Lopez—a story about fixing old books, history & our place in the natural world…

Above, left: newer trade paperback edition cover; right: illustration for “Restoration” from the first edition of Winter Count.


Barry H. Lopez

From Winter Count, 1981.

Just over the Montana border in North Dakota, north of the small town of Killdeer, there is a French mansion. It is part of a frontier estate built in 1863 for a titled family called de Crenir, from Bordeaux. When the last of the de Crenirs died in France in 1904, the two-story Victorian house, its contents, and the surrounding acres were bequeathed to the nearby town. Looking incongruous still in the vast landscape of brown hills, it has since stood as a tourist attraction.

There are various explanations for why the house was built in such a desolate place, after the fur trade had passed on but before the Indian wars were over and settlement had come. In time, the Great Northern Railroad reached it, but the first de Crenirs had to come up by boat seven hundred miles from St. Louis and finish the journey by horse. According to a pamphlet given to tourists, the family had had thoughts of establishing a cattle empire, but their visits were irregular and short. In spite of the rich furnishings freighted in and installed and the considerable expense and trouble involved in construction, only one, René de Crenir, ever overwintered there. His visits began in the spring of 1883 and he arrived each spring thereafter, departing each fall until he took up permanent residence in 1887. Seven years later, in the summer of 1894, he left abruptly, and no de Crenir ever came again. This young de Crenir, too, the pamphlet goes on to say, was the only one of the family to visit regularly with people in town, or who rode more than a day’s journey into the surrounding country.

The gray and white house gives the impression now of being a military outpost on the edge of an empire of silence and space, the domain, at the time it was built, of buffalo, bear, antelope, wolves, Hunkpapa Sioux, Crows off to the west, and others. Today there is little of value left beyond the house itself and a few pieces of period furniture except a collection of extraordinary books.

In the summer of 1974, this collection was in the process of being restored by a man named Edward Seraut. I was driving east and saw a highway advertisement outside Killdeer—HISTORIC FRENCH CHATEAU • 12 MILES • ICE CREAM • COOL DRINKS • SOUVENIRS—and had stopped and toured the mansion with other people on vacation. Afterward, with a guard’s permission and anticipating a conversation, I went back to the library on the second floor and introduced myself, somewhat hesitantly, to Seraut.

I had been struck right away by the sight of him, sitting still and jacketless in a straight chair with a broken book in his lap, as though bereaved. He was perhaps in his sixties. He seemed gratified by my interest, though I startled him when I came up. He showed me, still with a slightly quizzical look, a few of the books he had been working on—an oversized folio of colored prints of North American mammals by Karl Bodmer, and a copy, I recognized, of La Mettrie’s L’Homme Machine. He described a technique he was just then using to remove a stain called foxing from a flyleaf. I was drawn to him. When I asked if I might take him to dinner, he said he would be glad—delighted.

“I’ve been here for months,” he said, “and I’ve hardly looked out the windows.”

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Reblog: Resurrecting the Bones of the Past—the LONG Past…Will We See Huge Hairy Beasts Roaming the Earth Once Again? And, If So, Why?


Photo by Scott Atwood (Flickr).

Let’s Bring the Wooly Mammoth Back from the Dead…?

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they never stopped to consider whether or not they should.” 

– Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) from the film Jurassic Park

Scientists say creating hybrids of the extinct beasts could fix the Arctic tundra and stop greenhouse gas emissions

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate part of the African savannah. But the chilly temperatures and the presence of six-ton shaggy beasts with extremely long tusks would confirm you really were in the Pleistocene epoch, otherwise known as the Ice Age. You’d be visiting the mammoth steppe, an environment that stretched from Spain across Eurasia and the Bering Strait to Canada. It was covered in grass, largely devoid of trees and populated by bison, reindeer, tigers and the eponymous “woolly” mammoth.

Unfortunately, both mammoth and most of the mammoth steppe ecosystem today have long but disappeared. But a group of geneticists from Harvard are hoping to change this by cloning living elephant cells that contain a small component of synthesised mammoth DNA. They claim that reintroducing such mammoth-like creatures to Arctic tundra environments could help stop the release of greenhouse gases from the ground and reduce future emissions as temperatures rise due to climate change. While this might sound like a far-fetched idea, scientists have actually been experimenting with something similar for over 20 years.


Photo by Gabriel Casamasso.

Arctic lands are covered by areas of ground known as permafrost that have been frozen since the Pleistocene. Permafrost contains vast amounts of carbon from dead plant life that is locked away by the extremely cold temperatures. The amount of carbon in these frozen stores is estimated to be about twice as much as that currently in the atmosphere. If it thaws out, microbes will break down soil organic material to release carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

As a result, permafrost and the associated carbon pools have been likened to “sleeping giants” in our climate system. If they wake up, the resulting greenhouse gas emissions would raise global temperatures even further than currently projected, causing even greater global climate change (a process known as positive feedback).

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“The Brown Wasps”—A Thoughtful, Heart-Aching Essay by the Late Anthropologist, Loren Eiseley…


The Brown Wasps

Loren Eiseley, 1969

“The Brown Wasps” was published in 1971 in Eiseley’s essay collection The Night Country.

There is a corner in the waiting room of one of the great Eastern stations where women never sit. It is always in the shadow and overhung by rows of lockers. It is, however, always frequented‌—‌not so much by genuine travelers as by the dying. It is here that a certain element of the abandoned poor seeks a refuge out of the weather, clinging for a few hours longer to the city that has fathered them. In a precisely similar manner I have seen, on a sunny day in midwinter, a few old brown wasps creep slowly over an abandoned wasp nest in a thicket. Numbed and forgetful and frost-blackened, the hum of the spring hive still resounded faintly in their sodden tissues. Then the temperature would fall and they would drop away into the white oblivion of the snow. Here in the station it is in no way different save that the city is busy in its snows. But the old ones cling to their seats as though these were symbolic and could not be given up. Now and then they sleep, their gray old heads resting with painful awkwardness on the backs of the benches.

Also they are not at rest. For an hour they may sleep in the gasping exhaustion of the ill-nourished and aged who have to walk in the night. Then a policeman comes by on his round and nudges them upright.

“You can’t sleep here,” he growls.

A strange ritual then begins. An old man is difficult to waken. After a muttered conversation the policeman presses a coin into his hand and passes fiercely along the benches prodding and gesturing toward the door. In his wake, like birds rising and settling behind the passage of a farmer through a cornfield, the men totter up, move a few paces, and subside once more upon the benches.

One man, after a slight, apologetic lurch, does not move at all. Tubercularly thin, he sleeps on steadily. The policeman does not look back. To him, too, this has become a ritual. He will not have to notice it again officially for another hour.

Once in a while one of the sleepers will not awake. Like the brown wasps, he will have had his wish to die in the great droning center of the hive rather than in some lonely room. It is not so bad here with the shuffle of footsteps and the knowledge that there are others who share the bad luck of the world. There are also the whistles and the sounds of everyone, everyone in the world, starting on journeys. Amidst so many journeys somebody is bound to come out all right. Somebody.

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The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories


Table of Contents

1 • Aylmer Vance and the Vampire • [Aylmer Vance] • (1914) • short story by Alice Askew and Claude Askew (variant of The Vampire) [as by A. Askew and C. Askew]
16 • The Mysterious Mansion • (1832) • short story by Honoré de Balzac (trans. of La Grande Bretèche)
24 • The Spectre of Tappington • [The Ingoldsby Legends] • (1837) • novelette by Richard Harris Barham
44 • The Damned Thing • (1893) • short story by Ambrose Bierce
51 • Eveline’s Visitant • (1867) • short story by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [as by Miss Braddon]
59 • A Ghostly Manifestation • (1884) • short story by A Clergyman
69 • Correspondence on ‘A Ghostly Manifestation’ • (1884) • short story by A Clergyman
72 • A Terribly Strange Bed • (1852) • short story by Wilkie Collins
85 • The Story of the Bagman’s Uncle • (1837) • novelette by Charles Dickens
99 • To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt • (1865) • short story by Charles Dickens
108 • The Signalman • (1866) • short story by Charles Dickens
118 • The Brazilian Cat • (1976) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
133 • The Ring of Thoth • (1890) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
146 • The Lord of Château Noir • (1894) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
155 • The New Catacomb • (1978) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
166 • The Case of Lady Sannox • (1893) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
174 • The Brown Hand • (1899) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle (variant of The Story of the Brown Hand) [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
186 • The Horror of the Heights • (1972) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
198 • The Terror of the Blue John Gap • (1910) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle (variant of The Terror of Blue John Gap) [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
211 • The Captain of the Polestar • (1883) • novelette by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
229 • How It Happened • (1913) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
232 • Playing with Fire • (1900) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
242 • The Leather Funnel • (1974) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
251 • Lot No. 249 • (1892) • novelette by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
276 • The Los Amigos Fiasco • (1892) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
282 • The Nightmare Room • (1922) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]
288 • The Phantom Coach • (1864) • short story by Amelia B. Edwards
298 • The Squire’s Story • (1853) • short story by Mrs. Gaskell [as by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell]
310 • The Beast with Five Fingers • (1919) • novelette by William Fryer Harvey [as by W. F. Harvey]
330 • The Botathen Ghost • (1867) • short story by R. S. Hawker
338 • Young Goodman Brown • (1835) • short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
348 • The Gateway of the Monster • [Carnacki (William Hope Hodgson)] • (1910) • short story by William Hope Hodgson [as by W. H. Hodgson]
363 • The Story of Euphemia Hewit • (1835) • short story by James Hogg [as by James Hogg, the Etterick Shepherd]
369 • The Prayer • (1895) • novelette by Violet Hunt
389 • The Monkey’s Paw • (1902) • short story by W. W. Jacobs
397 • The Jolly Corner • (1908) • novelette by Henry James
423 • A School Story • (1911) • short story by M. R. James
429 • Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook • (1895) • short story by M. R. James
438 • Lost Hearts • (1895) • short story by M. R. James
446 • The Mezzotint • (1904) • short story by M. R. James
455 • The Ash Tree • (1904) • short story by M. R. James (variant of The Ash-Tree)
465 • Number 13 • (1904) • short story by M. R. James
477 • Count Magnus • (1904) • short story by M. R. James
487 • “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” • (1904) • novelette by M. R. James
502 • The Treasure of Abbot Thomas • (1904) • short story by M. R. James
516 • The Rose Garden • (1911) • short story by M. R. James
525 • The Tractate Middoth • (1911) • short story by M. R. James
538 • Casting the Runes • (1911) • novelette by M. R. James
554 • The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral • (1910) • short story by M. R. James
566 • Martin’s Close • (1911) • short story by M. R. James
580 • Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance • (1911) • novelette by M. R. James
599 • The Residence at Whitminster • (1919) • novelette by M. R. James
616 • The Diary of Mr Poynter • (1919) • short story by M. R. James (variant of The Diary of Mr. Poynter)
624 • An Episode of Cathedral History • (1914) • short story by M. R. James
637 • The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance • (1913) • short story by M. R. James
647 • Two Doctors • (1919) • short story by M. R. James
653 • The Haunted Dolls’ House • (1923) • short story by M. R. James
662 • The Uncommon Prayer-Book • (1925) • short story by M. R. James
674 • A Neighbour’s Landmark • (1924) • short story by M. R. James
683 • A View from a Hill • (1925) • short story by M. R. James
697 • A Warning to the Curious • (1925) • short story by M. R. James
710 • An Evening’s Entertainment • (1925) • short story by M. R. James
718 • There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard • (1924) • short story by M. R. James
721 • Rats • (1929) • short story by M. R. James
726 • After Dark in the Playing Fields • (1924) • short story by M. R. James
729 • Wailing Well • (1928) • short story by M. R. James
738 • Stories I Have Tried to Write • (1929) • essay by M. R. James
741 • The Mark of the Beast • (1890) • short story by Rudyard Kipling
751 • Thurnley Abbey • (1907) • short story by Perceval Landon
763 • Fisher’s Ghost • (1859) • short story by John Lang
769 • The Rocking-Horse Winner • (1926) • short story by D. H. Lawrence
781 • An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street • (1853) • novelette by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
797 • Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand • (1996) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (variant of The Ghost of a Hand 1863)
803 • Green Tea • [Martin Hesselius] • (1869) • novelette by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
829 • Madam Crowl’s Ghost • (1870) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
840 • Squire Toby’s Will • (1868) • novelette by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
864 • Dickon the Devil • [Martin Hesselius] • (1872) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
872 • The Child That Went with the Fairies • (1870) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
880 • The White Cat of Drumgunniol • (1870) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
889 • Introduction (Ghost Stories of Chapelizod) • [Ghost Stories of Chapelizod • 1] • (1851) • essay by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
890 • The Village Bully • [Ghost Stories of Chapelizod • 2] • (1851) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
894 • The Sexton’s Adventure • [Ghost Stories of Chapelizod • 3] • (1851) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
899 • The Spectre Lovers • [Ghost Stories of Chapelizod • 4] • (1851) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
909 • Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling • (1864) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
920 • Sir Dominick’s Bargain • (1872) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
931 • Ultor de Lacy • (1923) • novelette by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (variant of Ultor de Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen 1861)
950 • The Vision of Tom Chuff • (1870) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
960 • Stories of Lough Guir • (1870) • short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
969 • The Haunted and the Haunters • (1859) • novelette by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (variant of The Haunted and the Haunters; or, The House and the Brain) [as by Lord Lytton]
1001 • Man-Size in Marble • (1886) • short story by E. Nesbit [as by Edith Nesbit]
1010 • In the Cliff Land of the Dane • (1919) • short story by Howard Pease
1017 • The Tell-Tale Heart • (1843) • short story by Edgar Allan Poe
1021 • The Black Cat • (1843) • short story by Edgar Allan Poe
1029 • The Ace of Spades (abridged) • (1834) • short story by Александр ПушкинQuestion mark (trans. of Пиковая дамаQuestion mark) [as by A. M. Pushkin]
1034 • Laura • (1914) • short story by Saki
1038 • Sredni Vashtar • (1911) • short story by Saki
1042 • The Tapestried Chamber • (1828) • short story by Sir Walter Scott
1053 • Wandering Willie’s Tale • [Redgauntlet Excerpts] • (1824) • short story by Sir Walter Scott
1066 • Markheim • (1885) • short story by Robert Louis Stevenson
1079 • Thrawn Janet • (1881) • short story by Robert Louis Stevenson
1087 • Dracula’s Guest • [Dracula] • (1914) • short story by Bram Stoker
1097 • Ghost in the Tower • (1860) • short story by Edmund Lenthal Swifte
1102 • The Story of Mary Ancel • (1840) • short story by William Makepeace Thackeray
1117 • Tarnhelm • (1929) • short story by Hugh Walpole
1129 • The Canterville Ghost • (1887) • novelette by Oscar Wilde