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Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 01 October 1896

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The second volume of Black Cat, dated October 1896, is a collection of short stories from various authors that showcase a wide range of themes and styles. The stories in this edition are engaging and well-written, keeping the reader captivated from beginning to end.

One standout story is "The Haunted Mill," which is a chilling tale of mystery and suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seat. The author effectively builds tension throughout the story, leading to a satisfying and unexpected conclusion.

Another highlight is "The Lost Diamond," a cleverly crafted detective story that keeps readers guessing until the very end. The story is full of twists and turns, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read for fans of the mystery genre.

Overall, Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 01 October 1896 is a well-rounded collection of short stories that appeal to a wide range of readers. With its diverse themes and styles, this volume is sure to entertain and captivate anyone looking for a good read.

Book Description:
The Black Cat was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.
Volume 2 starts off with the following 6 stories in the first issue:
"The house that Jack built", by Harold Donovan Hilton: a young man learns the intriguing story of an uncanny old house
"In the garden of a villa", by R. George Smith Jr.: a female lark sees her tragic love life reflected in the life of a duchess
"A peg-leg ghost", by Wellington Vandiver: strange events finally make a sceptical man believe in the supernatural
"How the run was stopped", by Richard Stillman Powell: to save the bank from bankruptcy, a clerk resorts to an ingenious ruse
"My friend, Walker", by Geraldine Meyrick: a man achieves the impossible of communicating with horses, but at an awful price
"In an hour", by Warwick James Price: in his last hour, a dying scholar muses about his life
- Summary by Sonia

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