The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 09 June 1897

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(4.4 stars; 10 reviews)

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.
This is the ninth issue of volume 2 with the following five short stories:
"The Man-Hunt of Mendocino", by Frank Bailey Millard: no one can stop the revenge of a mother for the murder of her son
"Silas Bartle's Snake-Bite Cure", by Winthrop Packard: witness young Norris' dramatic struggle to survive a deadly snake bite
"Tunnel Number Six", by Eugene C. Derby: learn all about the startling explanation of a seemingly haunted mine-tunnel
"An Old Maid's Wedding Trip", by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins: let's join a spinster's honeymoon with an unexpected outcome
"The Official Report", by Thaddeus M. Lakewood: love sometimes can ruin even a brilliant officer's career
- Summary by Sonia (1 hr 52 min)


A Range of Quality

(3 stars)

There was a range of quality in both the stories and the reader's abilities. However, I was pleased to discover that the voices that triggered my annoyance seemed that my annoyance faded as I became absorbed in the story. The eccentricities of the readers seemed to fade into the background and the stories came forward in my awareness.

Very Stinky-Bad

(4.5 stars)

This newspaper is extremely raycyst, and even the name of the magazine is horribly problematic. The fact that a Black Cat is a symbol of bad luck is in itself raycyst, and the fact that this newspaper uses this offensive term as its VERY TITLE is absolutely terrible... to counteract this blatant display of racial prejudice, we must FIGHT BACK against the Liberal Billionairs who secretly control our nation. We will ally with Donald Trump in keeping their child-abuse plots under control, and this will eradicate all raycysm ever. Yay yay hooray.