The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 03 December 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.
The following 6 stories are included in this third issue:
"The great star ruby", by Barnes MacGreggor, pseud. of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): a man tells the thrilling story of the theft of a very valuable ruby
"The interrupted banquet", by René Bache (1861-1933): at this strange dinner party, a young man is told some shocking news by the other guests
"The archangel", by James Q. Hyatt: brides from organized wedding agencies sometimes don't turn out what the groom expects
"Asleep at Lone Mountain", by H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): a toddler wins the hearts of his fellow passengers during a long train journey cross-country
"Kootchie", by Harold Kinsabby, pseud. of H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): a mean-spirited dog finally finds its match in fierceness
"Frazer's find", by Roberta Littlehale: the life of a gold-digger changes unexpectedly the day he rescues a young boy
- Summary by Sonia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Group: The Black Cat

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The great star ruby, by Barnes MacGreggor ToddHW
Play 02 The interrupted banquet, by René Bache Julie Burks
Play 03 The archangel, by James Q. Hyatt Nemo
Play 04 Asleep at Lone Mountain, by H. D. Umbstaetter NarratorJ
Play 05 Kootchie, by Harold Kinsabby norgus
Play 06 Frazer's find, by Roberta Littlehale April6090