The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 07 April 1896


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The Black Cat (1895-1922) 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.
The seventh issue, offers the following 6 stories:
"The mystery of the thirty millions", by T. F. Anderson and H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): what happened to the large ocean-steamer that inexplicably vanished in mid-Atlantic ?
"The man at Solitaria", by Geik Turner: after 15 years of solitary work, a man is finally going postal
"The compass of Fortune", by Eugene Shade Bisbee (1864-1933): the eyes of a mysterious skull seem to be looking into one specific direction
"A surgical love-cure", by James Buckham (1858-1908): a patient asks his doctor to have love surgically removed from him
"The Williamson safe mystery", by F. S. Hesseltine: what horrible discovery did the men make on opening the safe ?
"How small the World", by E. H. Mayde: an exchange of a series of letters finally leads to two people finding together - Summary by Sonia (2 hr 5 min)