The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 01 October 1895


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 very first issue, offering the following 7 stories:
"In gold time", by Roberta Littlehale: in wild-west days, when two rivals love the same woman, tragedy ensues
"The unturned trump", by Barnes MacGreggor, pseudonym of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): to while away the time, a simple card game gets spiced up by a traveller's horrifying story
"The secret of the white castle", by Julia Magruder (1854-1907): what is the mystery behind the uncanny life-like stare of the portrait hanging on the wall ?
"Miss Wood,--stenographer", by Granville Sharpe: a young stenographer is called in to witness a deaf-mute's final revelations on his death-bed
"Her hoodoo", by Harold Kinsabby, pseudonym of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): a pet-calf, even if brought up with love and care, may still turn wild and dangerous
"In a tiger trap", by Charles Edward Barns (1862-1937): a breath-taking encounter of a young girl with the king of the jungle
"The red-hot dollar", by H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): find out why a seemingly ordinary silver dollar sets a newly-married man on a quest to find the original owner
- Summary by Sonia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Group: The Black Cat

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In gold time, by Roberta Littlehale Jim Gallagher
Play 02 The unturned trump, by Barnes MacGreggor ToddHW
Play 03 The secret of the white castle, by Julia Magruder Nemo
Play 04 Miss Wood,--stenographer, by Granville Sharpe Julie Burks
Play 05 Her hoodoo, by Harold Kinsabby Hulda Heath
Play 06 In a tiger trap, by Charles Edward Barns JayS
Play 07 The red-hot dollar, by H. D. Umbstaetter NarratorJ