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Chapter 1 THE MYSTERIOUS CARD -- Cleveland Moffett

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  • > According to  _Uncertain Endings: The World's Greatest Unsolved Myster_tories_  by Otto Penzler (Penguin Books, 2006), this 2-part story is one o_he two most famous riddle stories of all time, the other being "The Lady, o_he Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton. The Mysterious Card stories were publishe_n a magazine called  _The Black Cat_ , the first part in 1895 and th_onclusion in 1896.
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  • > The magazine publisher in 1912 put the two parts together in one volume,
  • with the second part sealed, and offered a refund to purchasers if they coul_eturn the book with the seal still unbroken. We don't know if anyone actuall_eturned the book without reading the second part.
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  • > The two parts are available as individual eBooks in the public-domai_ollection at Feedbooks.com, along with a biographical sketch of the author,
  • Cleveland Moffett.
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  • > _Stanley M. Sokolow_ , volunteer contributor of this eBook to Feedbooks,
  • March 2013.
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