The Nemesis of Fire - Algernon Blackwood
With the Manor House and plantation as destination, and a psychometrist's
sense of warmth from the letter, the investigators arrive at a land that
is ancient, with great stars witnessed lying on the ground, and a
mysterious hair like asbestos. Certainly, we feel things are about to heat
up amidst an atmosphere of hauntings.
My Favorite Murder - Ambrose Bierce
When chance would have one change his religion to a pattern that promotes
robbery and murder, one finds it necessary to despatch a lying, cheating
uncle by means of a sack and a pugilistic beast.
The Holiness of Azederac - Clark Ashton Smith
The powerful, by vial, must subjugate the holy man, to remove him to a
"realm wherein his monkish tattlings will be of small consequence." Only
a red philtre can save the Brother.
The Ashley Premiere - Eddy C. Bertin
The well-known actor appears inebriated, but after the final curtain
call, they learn the reality of his expert portrayal of a sick man, for he
has the unstoppable spirit of one who can oppose physics to ensure that
the show must go on.
Cacillia - Reinsmith
Don't lose your knife when you are killing Gargons or your stern mistress
in her filmy white gown will punish you. Waking to reality is not an
acceptable escape from your ten-thousand fold task.
The Woman in Gray - Walker G. Everett
He thought he was inventing her, this Gray Angel of doom, but she
developed a life of her own, able to enact his casual demands. At last,
his fortunes degraded, and she had one final duty to conclude all
matters and affairs.