Casting the Runes, and Other Ghost Stories - Number 13 Summary & Analysis

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Number 13 Summary

The narrator's cousin, Mr. Anderson, stays at a hotel in Jutland Viborg. Anderson is researching the history of the church in Denmark, and has heard there were some papers in the town related to the last days of Roman Catholicism in the county. He is allowed to choose his room and picks Number 12. He checks the list of the other people staying at the hotel on his way down to dinner. He notices there is no room numbered 13, something he has noticed at other hotels in the country. After dinner, he prepares to go to bed, but remembers he left his book in the pocket of his coat downstairs. When he comes back, he cannot get back into his room. He looks at the number on the door and notices that the number is 13. He sees his room nearby and goes in. He is about to fall...

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