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The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Shadow World, by Hamlin Garland This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Shadow World Author: Hamlin Garland Release Date: September 13, 2007 [eBook #22593] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SHADOW WORLD*** E-text prepared by Bethanne M. Simms, Martin Pettit, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net) oeTHE SHADOW WORLD by HAMLIN GARLAND Author of "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" "Money Magic" etc. New York and London Harper & Brothers Publishers MCMVIII Copyright, 1908, by Hamlin Garland. Copyright, 1908, by the Ridgway Company. All rights reserved. Published September, 1908. FOREWORD This book is a faithful record, so far as I can make it, of the most marvellous phenomena which have come under my observation during the last sixteen or seventeen years. I have used my notes (made immediately after the sittings) and also my reports to the American Psychical Society (of which I was at one time a director) as the basis of my story. For literary purposes I have substituted fictitious names for real names, and imaginary characters for the actual individuals concerned; but I have not allowed these necessary expedients to interfere with the precise truth of the account. For example, _Miller_, an imaginary chemist, has been put in the place of a scientist much older than thirty-five, in whose library the inexplicable "third sitting" took place. _Fowler_, also, is not intended to depict an individual. The man in whose shoes he stands is one of the most widely read and deeply experienced spiritists I have ever known, and I have sincerely tried to present through _Fowler_ the argument which his prototype might have used. _Mrs. Quigg_, _Miss Brush_, _Howard_, the _Camerons_, and most of the others, are purely imaginary. The places in which the sittings took place are not indicated, for the reason that I do not wish to involve any unwilling witnesses. In the case of the psychics, they are, of course, delineated exactly as they appeared to me, although I have concealed their r
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