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A Fatal Gift [from Once a Week]

"A Fatal Gift [from Once a Week]." New York Saturday Press. 10 Sep. 1859: 1.
short fiction

On his deathbed, Mr. C__ tells of his success with mesmerism. Mr. C__claims to have been able to read minds, but the one mind he could not read was that of his love, Miss M__. He claims his illness is the result of finally reading her thoughts and believing her in love with her cousin. Miss M__ goes to Mr. C__and tells him it was but a moment's thought and nothing more.