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Pledged to the Dead

by Seabury Quinn

A tale of a lover who was pledged to a sweetheart who had been in her grave for more than a century, and of the striking death that menaced him—a story of Jules de Grandin.

With the Eyes Shut

Th Blindman's World

The Flames

The Blue Germ

by Maurice Nicoll

The invention of a germ that can kill all other germs, eradicating death but also desire.

Mrs. Bullfrog

Moment of Truth

by Basil Eugene Wells

Basil Wells, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been doing research concerning life in the area during the period prior to and following the War of 1812. Here he turns to a different problem—the adjustment demanded...


by Edward G. Robles

Seeing things? Don't go to an analyst—see the Commission— if it doesn't find you first!


by Ernest M. Kenyon

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!


The Spirit of Christmas

by Henry van Dyke

A short story, an essay, a sermon and two prayers for Christmas.

Two Timer

by Frederic Brown

Here is a brace of vignettes by the Old Vignette Master ... short and sharp ... like a hypodermic!


by Mack Reynolds

His assignment was to get things done; he definitely did so. Not quite the things intended, perhaps, but definitely done.

The Antique Ring

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

by Edward Bellamy

Dr. Heidenhoff has the perfect solution for unwanted memories.

Assignment's End

by Roger D. Aycock

Alcorn's wild talent was miraculous ... he brought peace to everybody who came near him. Only one person was exempt—himself!

The Big Bounce

by Walter Tevis

Seeing it in action, anybody would quaver in alarm: What hath Farnsworth overwrought?

No Moving Parts

Chain of Command

by Stephen Arr

By going through channels, George worked up from the woodwork to the top brass!



A Filbert Is a Nut

by Raphael Rick

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!