By Hugh Lamb
Chosen from the works of yank, British, and French writers, 21 infrequent and seldom-anthologized tales comprise "A Bottomless Grave" by means of Ambrose Bierce, "The send that observed a Ghost" by way of Frank Norris, man de Maupassant's "The Tomb," Richard Marsh's "The Haunted Chair," and different hard-to-find gemstones of the style.
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This double-! never did find out if she was Xtah's twin or a girl they'd snatched away because of the resemblance-this twin was retarded and mute, she could hear but she could not speak. Even so ... it was Xtah I wanted, the more she despised me the more I was determined to impress her, I was sure I'd win her over in the end. She was just spoiled, but basically good. This was what I told myself. The qualities I had seen in the other, they were in Xtah too, eventually they had to win out. I would show off my powers.
A Bottomless Grave: and Other Victorian Tales of Terror by Hugh Lamb