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  • The Curious Vehicle | Alexander W. Drake

    The Curious Vehicle

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Alexander W. Drake
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Alexander W. Drake (1843-1916) was an American wood engraver and art collector and director of the art department for Scribner’s and Century magazine. His weird tales were collected by friends to memorialize him following his death in 1916. 'The Curious Vehicle' (1893) is the story of a man who is intrigued by a strange carriage on the street and watches it curiously until one snowy Christmas Eve he is invited inside by the mysterious owner.

  • The Loosened Cord | Alexander W. Drake

    The Loosened Cord

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By Alexander W. Drake
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Alexander W. Drake (1843-1916) was a successful American wood engraver and art collector and director of the art department for Scribner’s and Century magazines. The weird tales he wrote were collected by friends to memorialize him following his death. 'The Loosened Cord' (1894) describes an elaborate dinner party which includes an unusual decoration - a small bird in a gilded cage attached to a balloon by a silk cord.

  • The Yellow Globe | Alexander W. Drake

    The Yellow Globe

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    • By Alexander W. Drake
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Alexander W. Drake (1843-1916) was a successful American wood engraver and art collector and director of the art department for Scribner’s and Century magazines. His weird tales were collected and published by his friends in 1916 to commemorate his death. 'The Yellow Globe' (1893) tells the story of a man who notices another gentleman staring at a phosphorous yellow globe in a druggist’s window on numerous occasions.

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