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Curiosities of Olden Times

S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)

1. The Meaning of Mourning
2. Curiosities of Cypher
3. Strange Wills
4. Queer Culprits
5. Ghosts in Court
6. Strange Pains and Penalties
7. What are Women Made of?
8. 'Flagellum Salutis'
9. 'Hermippus Redivivus'
10. The Baroness de Beausoleil
11. Some Crazy Saints, part 1
12. Some Crazy Saints, part 2
13. The Jackass of Vanvres
14. A Mysterious Vale
15. King Robert of Sicily
16. Sortes Sacrae
17. Chiapa Chocolate
18. The Philosopher's Stone

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Summary

This book is a collection of 17 gems of random knowledge, such as what women are made of and the philosopher's stone, written in Baring-Gould's own style.