The Gods of East and West - Seabury Quinn
Another Jules de Grandin story, in which the female patient has a troubling
illness which has defied diagnosis. Suspicions lay upon a black statuette
of a female figure, gnarled and knotted, which had been sent from India and
linked to ancient Gods. To assist, there arrives a Western Indian; he is
both a doctor and a medicine man.
The Council (verse) - Robert W. Lowndes
The fill-in superintendent gets a call from the unrented 19th floor.
The House (verse) - Robert W. Lowndes
From the old house some have vanished, leaving remnants in a hidden closet
Behind the Curtain - Leslie Jones
It was girls his brother had most mistreated, and so despite enemies among
the plantation owners, laborers and tourists, it was the girls who had most
often sworn revenge.
A Game of Chess - Robert Barr
(Preceded by an Introduction by Sam Moskowitz on the story's history). The
schemer and blackmailer had killed a young man in a duel, unaware that the
old Count was the uncle of the young victim. Accepting the challenge of a
game of chess on a large electrified board, the villain soon discovered he
was out of his league.
The Man From Nowhere - Edward D. Hoch
The investigator is on his way to see a man without a past, a man now
behaving and speaking like a prophet and occasionally subject to devilish
attacks. It parallels the life of Kaspar Hauser to which the investigator
The Darkness on Fifth Avenue - Murray Leinster
As the police Lieutenant patrols New York's Central Park that evening, he
encounters a woman who has a hunch that something unusual will occur.
Though the moon shone brightly that evening, the light was suddenly cut off.
This was followed by gunplay and a long and perilous investigation. It was
the first of a series of sudden darkenings throughout the city.