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The Trial For Murder by Charles Dickens

Story number five in the Christmas ghost story series and the third story from Charles Dickens. Enjoy.


The Trial For Murder
by Charles Dickens

I have always noticed a prevalent want of courage, even among persons of superior intelligence and culture, as to imparting their own psychological experiences when those have been of a strange sort. Almost all men are afraid that what they could relate in such wise would find no parallel…

Comments working again

Okay, so I’m an idiot. I made a lot of changes to the site over the weekend, both on the surface and under the hood. One of those changes was a new threaded comments system. Another was to take a pass at getting my site to validate as XHTML Transitional, which it now does (yay me!).

Anyway, what I didn’t notice was that between those two things, I managed to break…

Science Fiction RSS Feeds

In a wonderfully seasonal exercise of brotherly blog love SFSignal and Big Dumb Object are listing Sci-Fi RSS feeds that they subscribe to. Big Dumb Object even lists me. Not quite sure how I snuck on there, but I’m not complaining.

I’d love to list my RSS feeds except, being “old school” I just browse directly to blogs. I’ve tried various feed readers, but its never stuck for some reason. I…

Lost Hearts by M. R. James

And so to the fourth in my series of Christmas ghost stories. This one, again, courtesy of M. R. James. An author considered something of a master of this form.

LOST HEARTS
by M. R. James

It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the year 1811 that a post-chaise drew up before the door of Aswarby Hall, in the heart of Lincolnshire. The little boy who was the only…

How To Get EBooks On Your Palm

So you want to read your favorite authors on your Palm Pilot or Sony Clie? But your favorite author hasn’t released an ebook version of their work. So do I, and I have a way for you to do it at no additional cost (I’m assuming you have bought the book, otherwise its theft).

You’re going to need a few different bits of sofware, but they’re free. First grab yourself GrabIt.

Next get…

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