Grim Tales by Edith Nesbit. A collection of gentle stories that draw us into that hidden world where fear is just around the next corner, and where loving hands can touch across the boundaries of death. This selection includes: The Ebony Frame, John Charrington's Wedding, Uncle Abraham's Romance, The Mystery of the Semi-detached, From the Dead, Man-size in Marble, The Mass for the Dead. A short collection of seven ghostly tales by the author better known for her works for younger readers, like The Railway Children and Five Children and It. Of the seven, two are extraordinarily slight (one has the feel of a retold urban legend), and most of the seven are a tad predictable in that they hinge on the meme of love being more powerful than death.