"Ethan Brand" by Nathaniel Hawthorne: A lime-burner and his young son encounter the man searching for the Unpardonable Sin.
"The Yellow Sign" by Robert W. Chambers: Using the rich gothic language of Poe, the author creates a similar shocking effect.
"The Oval Portrait" by Edgar Allan Poe: A painter exchanges the life of his young bride for the painted image.
"The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford: Apparent suicides on board a ship lead to uncanny supernatural conclusions.
"An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce: One of the most famous short stories ever written.
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