Casting the Runes, and Other Ghost Stories - Count Magnus Summary & Analysis

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Count Magnus Summary

The story begins with a description of a group of papers that are part of a series on travel. The writer of the manuscripts is a man named Mr. Wraxall who travels around the world writing his books. On his last expedition, he visits Sweden. He stays with a family in a manor house, descendants of the De la Gardie family. He finds papers written by Magnus De la Gardie. He learns the count is a hard man, who is cruel to his servants. He also investigates a church on the property but cannot get into the mausoleum. Through the papers, Wraxall learns that Magnus has been on the Black Pilgrimage, but Wraxall does not know what that is. He also finds a strange writing that indicates Magnus was trying to figure out how to gain a long life. The writing mentions the city of...

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