Life is lived as a journey, but remembered as a collection of stories - and
each story is least understood by the one who is in it.
- The Umbrella Lady
They say that sooner or later she talks to every person in the world.
- The Lost King
After that the voices of men could be heard in the valley, and some of them
seemed to be softly weeping.
- Low Season
...through the cheap plaster and wallpaper, I began to hear someone talking softly.
- Par Avion
I have never asked for power
over people's lives. Every time I see these things I feel ill and haunted for days.
- The Skeptic
You see something that you cannot explain, yet you are too eager to grasp
the quickest explanation that you can...
- The Cold Valley
Some say he made a strange, tortured gesture at them before they fled.
- Sleeping City
...he began to talk of more trivial things, as if he was embarrassed at having told such personal matters to a stranger.
- The Very Witching Time
Now the village is living in fear, he can walk the roads at
night, carrying his gruesome possession, without fear of discovery.
- The Case of the Portly Murderer
The answer lies with one small but crucial clue that has been left behind on
- Anatole and Little Frets
...some dark force against nature had been harnessed to animate the body
into a state of evil intent.
- The Music Lover
Love... And tragedy. How often the two seem to go together.
Imagine that you're on your deathbed, and an angel grants you an extra half an hour to live!
- An Unwise Experiment
What question would you ask me, so that you would know it was me?
- The Story of Corporal Wistremy at Waterloo
...if something should happen to me, I beg you to destroy this
letter, for the sake of my honour as a soldier.
- How the Stone Lost its Soul
...she replied that it was an old burial
ground - 'since the Dreamtime' was how she put it...
- The Cork-Lined Box
If I were killed, thrown overboard for the waiting sharks, who would find out?
- An Item of Such Rarity
Tell me Mister Butler. Have you ever had to keep a secret?
- What the Mummy Told Me
His soul cried out in terror unknown to man, but his lips could not move
an inch to save him.
- The Time Traveller
People need something to hope for, Albert, they want to see that mankind
can do great things.
- The Grinning Turk
But he is alive, sir. Well, alive in a manner of speaking.
- I'm Still Here!
...perhaps his rival had been sitting beside us throughout our
conversation, and had written the message when Nathan wasn't looking.
- The Nakuru Man-Eater
He said that one such as she will always help those who
can't help themselves.
- The Guests of the Duke
I think that sometimes you see things that others cannot. Am I right?
Think about it, Mister Butler.
- Days in Florence
Suddenly all I could think of was that I wanted that time
of my life again, to go back, to be there again.
- A Visitor from Morocco
In that quick flash of light the creature sitting on the top
of the cupboard was revealed...
- The Mystery of the Kitchen Window
...even after twenty-seven years she was driven by
the memory of her loss...
- The Eclipse Island Lighthouse
But you say the light wasn't shining the last two nights.
Why didn't you try to contact them?
- The Year is Almost Over
...there is time for happiness, without forgetting.