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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

postman. In an instant he remembered that horrible ghouls always attend a burial, and that these ghouls often kill and eat living beings. There was no time to lose, for the creature had already reached the entrance of the hut. Crazed with fear, the

PSM V43 D026 One hundred steps in yokohama.jpg
The "One Hundred Steps" leading to the Bluff and Tea House, Yokohama.

postman drew his sword and made one desperate cut at his enemy, and then, without daring to give a second blow, ran out of the hut and into the night.

Hours seemed to have passed before the postman arrived, half dead with exhaustion and panting for breath, at the house of a