The Bride of the Peacock - E. Hoffmann Price
She always dreamed of kneeling before a grave, attempting to open it, and
upon waking, her nails were ragged and broken, her gown torn and soiled
with green mold. Upon being hypnotized, she spoke in Persian, but awoke
confused, in need of someone to solve the mystery.
Nice Old House - Dona Tolson
If you think it's wrong, it is; if you think it's hungry, pay attention.
They do appreciate some of us, but are not to everyone's taste, just like
Those Who Seek - August Derleth
The abbey had an ancient and sinister history, later being inhabited by
long-dead monks, so when the artist decided to sketch it, he felt someone
guiding the charcoal.
John Bartine's Watch - Ambrose Bierce
The great-grandson's obsession with the watch that he had inherited from
his great-grandfather was likely due to his ancestor's ultimate fate, and
may have been responsible for a trick turned to tragedy.
The Pet of Mrs. Lilith - Robert Barbour Johnson
She was eccentric, but not unpleasant, either in character or appearance.
She rented an entire floor in the lodge, maintaining it immaculately
despite having no servants. The only other feature of her life was her
pet, a trouble-free something-or-other which none had seen up close. It
was only after the accident in the canoe, after the well-respected eccentric
drowned, that unresolved questions about her pet manifested, after which it
became considerably troublesome.
The Man Who Chained the Lightning - Paul Ernst
When Doctor Satan is about, men will die suddenly and most unnaturally.
Only Ascott Keane, despite his playboy image, was up to opposing the
innately evil scientist. But when Keane was captured, it seemed
inevitable that the evil doctor would cook his goose with a lightning bolt.