Strange stories ( 1890 ) by Grant Allen: a collection of strange short stories
The Reverend John Creedy -- Dr Greatrex's engagement -- Mr Chung -- The curate of Churnside -- An episode in high life -- My New Year's Eve among the mummies -- The foundering of the "Fortuna" -- The backslider -- The mysterious occurrence in Piccadilly -- Carvalho -- Pausodyne -- The Empress of Andorra -- The senior proctor's wooing -- The child of the Phalansterly -- Our scientific observations on a ghost -- Ram Das of Cawnpore
"The stones are exceedingly interesting, and several of them have a humorous tendency. although in the preface Mr Allen professes that he is a scientific journeyman rather than a Master of fiction, he has given us what many successful novelists have failed to do — a very readable volume of short stories." — Literary World.