“The Oblong Box,” which was first published in 1844 concerns a sea voyage and a mysterious box taken aboard the ship. “It was about six feet in length by two and a half in breadth.” The owner of the box begins acting very strangely and refuses to say what is in the box. As the ship passes Cape Hatteras, it is caught in a hurricane and the terrible truth about the box is finally revealed. A vintage Poe story.
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