THE MYSTERIOUS MUMMY

by Sax Rohmer. from Pearson's Magazine, November 1903. An ancient Egyptian mummy mysteriously vanishes from his tomb. It was about five o'clock on a hot August afternoon, that a tall, thin man, wearing a weedy beard, and made conspicious by an ill-fitting frock-coat and an almost napless silk hat, walked into the entrance hall of the Great Portland Square Museum. He carried no stick, and, looking about him, as though unfamiliar with the building, he ultimately mounted the principal staircase, walking with a pronounced stoop, and at intervals coughing with a hollow sound. His gaunt figure Continue reading