When the cuckoo plays on an eldrich night then it's time to nestle back in the old ossuary with tales by H.B. Marryat, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Poe, Lovecraft, de Maupassant, Dickens, H.G. Wells, Agatha Christie, D.H. Lawrence among others in this scary, hairy collection. There are Victorian werewolfs, bats and banshees and there's a charming suicidal schizophrenic, a deadly orchid, a chair that talks and tells, an unusual albatross, a nun that blasts Huns with ""The Hound of Death,"" a beautiful nymph in a drop of water and, last but not least, ""The Fly."" With notes on the contributors. Youngsters will easily cut their teeth on the bones dug up here.