June 1.—I sat reluctantly at the table in the evening, and
I am bound to admit some curious things happened. I contend they
were coincidences, but they were curious. For instance, the table
kept tilting towards me, which Carrie construed as a desire that I should
ask the spirit a question. I obeyed the rules, and I asked the
spirit (who said her name was Lina) if she could tell me the name of
an old aunt of whom I was thinking, and whom we used to call Aunt Maggie.
The table spelled out C A T. We could make nothing out of it,
till I suddenly remembered that her second name was Catherine, which
it was evidently trying to spell. I don’t think even Carrie
knew this. But if she did, she would never cheat. I must
admit it was curious. Several other things happened, and I consented
to sit at another séance on Monday.
The Diary of a Nobody
is the fictitious diary of Charles Pooter, written by George
Grossmith and originally serialised in Punch magazine in 1888 and 1889.
The text of this version is taken from
the Gutenberg etext
, and the weblog
format was engineered by Kevan Davis
(initially a straight
weblog in 2004, then rewritten as an auto RSS generator in April 2007).