"Of the many fascinating tales of circus life, the one which has astounded students of the supernatural most, occurred twenty years ago in the winter quarters of a famous circus..." Aerialists' squabble under the big top. To catch or not to catch. One lets the other down, followed by a ghostly revenge.
During their tour of Europe, Nat Murrano and his wife Grace are trapped in the ruins of Pompeii in Italy. They are the incarnations of a Gaul gladiator and a Roman noblewoman and have to fulfill deadly vows they made 2,000 years ago.
"A strange adventure in the realm of the supernatural took place thirty-seven years ago in a rundown section of London..." A stranger pawns the Egyptian "amulet of death" which brings only misery. As the pawnbroker must learn when he goes broke and his shop burns down.
A ghoulish history lesson: after their assassination of kind Edward II. in 1327, his wife Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer are doomed to roam the earth as a ghoul and a female werewolf. In the year 1953 they cannot stand it any longer and tear each other to shreds.