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The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

By Richard Garnett
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Best known for his non-fiction and biographies, Richard Garnett published this collection of his short stories in 1888. "The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales" includes the title story, in which a mortal girl meets Prometheus on a mountain top; "The Demon Pope," in which a Pope makes good on a favor owed to Lucifer, "Alexander the Ratcatcher," in which Alexander the Eighth enlists the aid of a mysterious rat-killer; "The Elixir of Life," in which the sage Aboniel issues a challenge to his seven trusted disciples; "The Philosopher and the Butterflies," in which a scholar holds discourse with insects in the garden; and twenty-three other tales.

Table of Contents
  • THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS: AND OTHER TALES
  • CONTENTS
  • THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
    • I
    • II
    • III
    • IV
    • V
  • THE POTION OF LAO-TSZE
  • ABDALLAH THE ADITE
  • ANANDA THE MIRACLE WORKER
  • THE CITY OF PHILOSOPHERS
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • THE DEMON POPE
  • THE CUPBEARER
  • THE WISDOM OF THE INDIANS
  • THE DUMB ORACLE
    • I
    • II
  • DUKE VIRGIL
    • I
    • II
  • THE CLAW
  • ALEXANDER THE RATCATCHER
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • THE REWARDS OF INDUSTRY
  • MADAM LUCIFER
  • THE TALISMANS
  • THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
  • THE POET OF PANOPOLIS
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • THE PURPLE HEAD
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • THE FIREFLY
  • PAN'S WAND
  • A PAGE FROM THE BOOK OF FOLLY
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • THE BELL OF SAINT EUSCHEMON
  • BISHOP ADDO AND BISHOP GADDO
  • THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE BUTTERFLIES
  • TRUTH AND HER COMPANIONS
  • THE THREE PALACES
  • NEW READINGS IN BIOGRAPHY
    • I.—Timon of Athens
    • II.—Napoleon's Sangaree
    • III.—Concerning Daniel Defoe
    • IV.—Cornelius the Ferryman
  • THE POISON MAID
    • I
    • II
  • NOTES
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