The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine.

This is the tenth issue of volume 2 with the following five short stories:

> For Dear Old Yale, by James Langston: a game of cards will decide the fate of these six men

> The Casket of Pandora, by Margaret Dodge: a young woman is tempted to choose between her family and her career

> A Romance of the Palisades, by E. O. Weeks: what is the secret behind the scared expression in a young girl's portrait ?

> A Postponed Arrest, by Leland Ingersoll: the sheriff takes a merciful decision to ease a dying man's final hours

> A Geometrical Design, by Mary Foote Arnold: a mysterious will starts three sisters off on a treasure hunt

- Summary by Sonia

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The Black Cat July 1897 The Black Cat July 1897

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