The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 05 February 1896


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 fifth issue has the following 6 stories:
"The mysterious card", by Cleveland Moffet (1863-1926): a man desperately tries to understand the horrible message which utterly destroyed his life
"Tang-u", by Lawrence E. Adams: through excellent eyesight, a young boy saves the lives of a battleship-crew
"The little brown mole", by Clarice Irene Clinghan: after several years of separation, a man comes home and finds his wife quite a changed person
"A telepathic wooing", by James Buckham (1858-1908): too shy to approach the woman he loves, a young doctor tries out an unusual method to propose to her
"The Prince ward", by Claude M. Girardeau: a dead woman's ghost takes revenge on the woman who took away her husband
"A meeting of royalty", by Margaret Dodge: a chance encounter with a young girl sets a man down memory lane
- Summary by Sonia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Group: The Black Cat

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The mysterious card, by Cleveland Moffet Kate Follis
Play 02 Tang-u, by Lawrence E. Adams Julie Burks
Play 03 The little brown mole, by Clarice Irene Clinghan NarratorJ
Play 04 A telepathic wooing, by James Buckham Nemo
Play 05 The Prince ward, by Claude M. Girardeau Helen R. Taylor
Play 06 A meeting of royalty, by Margaret Dodge Trish Thompson