The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 07 April 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 seventh issue, offers the following 6 stories:
"The mystery of the thirty millions", by T. F. Anderson and H. D. Umbstaetter (1851-1913): what happened to the large ocean-steamer that inexplicably vanished in mid-Atlantic ?
"The man at Solitaria", by Geik Turner: after 15 years of solitary work, a man is finally going postal
"The compass of Fortune", by Eugene Shade Bisbee (1864-1933): the eyes of a mysterious skull seem to be looking into one specific direction
"A surgical love-cure", by James Buckham (1858-1908): a patient asks his doctor to have love surgically removed from him
"The Williamson safe mystery", by F. S. Hesseltine: what horrible discovery did the men make on opening the safe ?
"How small the World", by E. H. Mayde: an exchange of a series of letters finally leads to two people finding together - Summary by Sonia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Group: The Black Cat Magazine

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The mystery of the thirty millions, by T. F. Anderson and H. D. Umbstaetter ToddHW
Play 02 The man at Solitaria, by Geik Turner Rita Boutros
Play 03 The compass of Fortune, by Eugene Shade Bisbee NarratorJ
Play 04 A surgical love-cure, by James Buckham Nemo
Play 05 The Williamson safe mystery, by F. S. Hesseltine Julie Burks
Play 06 How small the World, by E. H. Mayde Bhavesh Aggarwal