by H. G. Wells. Originally Published in The Weekly Sun Literary Supplement December 6, 1896. Monstrous denizens of the deep terrorize the residents of the Devonshire coast! CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 1 Until the extraordinary affair at Sidmouth, the peculiar species Haploteuthis ferox was known to science only generically, on the strength of a half-digested tentacle obtained near the Azores, and a decaying body pecked by birds and nibbled by fish, found early in 1896 by Mr. Jennings, near Land's End. In no department of zoological science, indeed are we quite so much in the dark as Continue reading


by Franz Hartmann. from Occult Review, September 1909. After a nobleman dies, villagers suffer an abnormally high number of deaths among their children! On June 10, 1909, there appeared in a prominent Vienna paper (the Neues Wiener Journal) a notice (which I herewith enclose) saying that the castle of B— had been burned by the populace, because there was a great mortality among the peasant children, and it was generally believed that this was due to the invasion of a vampire, supposed to be the last Count B—, who died and acquired that reputation. The castle was situated in a wild and Continue reading


by Edwin L. Arnold. originally published as Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, 1905. CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III CHAPTER IV CHAPTER V CHAPTER VI CHAPTER VII CHAPTER VIII CHAPTER IX CHAPTER X CHAPTER XI CHAPTER XII CHAPTER XIII CHAPTER XIV CHAPTER XV CHAPTER XVI CHAPTER XVII CHAPTER XVIII CHAPTER XIX CHAPTER XX Gullivar Jones is whisked away to Mars, where he must rescue a Princess, or die trying CHAPTER I Dare I say it? Dare I say that I, a plain, prosaic lieutenant in the republican service have done the incredible things here set out for the love of a woman--for a chimera in female Continue reading


by H. Rider Haggard. from In a Good Cause, 1885. The great hunter Alan Quatermain is embroiled in a life or death struggle with a demonic buffalo. Sir Henry Curtis, as everybody acquainted with him knows, is one of the most hospitable men on earth. It was in the course of the enjoyment of his hospitality at his place in Yorkshire the other day that I heard the hunting story which I am now about to transcribe. Many of those who read it will no doubt have heard some of the strange rumours that are flying about to the effect that Sir Henry Curtis and his friend Captain Good, R.N., recently found Continue reading