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Bottle Imp, the (1893) [Short Story]
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A classic story about a cursed bottle with a demon that grants wishes; but if the holder dies while still in possession of it, his soul is damned. And the bottle cannot be sold except for a price less than it was bought for....

Originally published in New York Herald, 8 February - 1 March 1891.

Original title: The Bottle Imp
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasy
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