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"Chin Music"

is a short story by Bram Stoker. It was first published in the UK under the title "A Baby Passenger" in the February 19, 1899 issue of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, London, England, and in the US under the title "Chin Music" in the February 19, 1899 issue of the Boston Herald, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (periodical)
Boston Herald (periodical)

Newspaper publication


After its appearance in Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper and the Boston Herald, "Chin Music" was reprinted in at least forty-two newspapers in the US, New Zealand and Australia under the title "A Baby Passenger." It appeared as follows:

United States

  • The Minneapolis Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, April 4, 1899
  • Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, IA, April 26, 1899
  • The Burns Citizen, Burns, KS, April 27, 1899
  • The Cherryvale New Era, Cherryvale, KS, April 27, 1899
  • The Chetopa Democrat, Chetopa, KS, April 27, 1899
  • Crawford County Times, Arcadia, KS, April 27, 1899
  • Logan County Clipper, Russell Springs, KS, April 27, 1899
  • The Manchester News, Manchester, KS, April 27, 1899
  • The Bluff City News, Bluff City, KS, April 28, 1899
  • The Canton Pilot, Canton, KS, April 28, 1899
  • Galesburg Enterprise, Galesburg, KS, April 28, 1899
  • The Inman Review, Inman, KS, April 28, 1899
  • The Kensington Mirror, Kensington, KS, April 28, 1899
  • The New Albany X-Ray, New Albany, KS, April 28, 1899
  • Stark Enterprise, Stark, KS, April 28, 1899
  • The Yale Expositor, Yale, MI, April 28, 1899
  • The Aspen Tribune, Aspen, CO, May 2, 1899
  • The Galena Evening Times, Galena, KS, May 2, 1899
  • The Burr Oak Herald, Burr Oak, KS, May 4, 1899
  • Daily Tribune, Chanute, KS, May 6, 1899
  • Victoria Advocate, Victoria, TX, May 6, 1899
  • The Pioche Weekly Record, Pioche, NV, May 11, 1899
  • The Pioche Weekly Record, Pioche, NV, May 18, 1899
  • The Evening Call, Lead, SD, May 27, 1899
  • The Des Moines Gazette, Des Moines, IA, June 8, 1899
  • The Lexington Gazette, Lexington, VA, June 14, 1899
  • The Republican, Hays City, KS, June 17, 1899
  • Shenandoah Herald, Woodstock, VA, June 23, 1899
  • The Ozark County News, Gainesville, MO, June 29, 1899
  • The Cedar Rapids Republican, Cedar Rapids, IA, July 8, 1899
  • The Wilson Echo, Wilson, KS, July 20, 1899
  • New Zealand

  • The Press, Christchurch, May 6, 1899
  • The Northern Advocate, Whangarei, May 27, 1899
  • The Bruce Herald, Milton, July 14, 1903
  • Australia

  • The Liverpool Herald, Liverpool, NSW, May 20, 1899
  • The Dubbo Liberal, Dubbo, NSW, May 27, 1899
  • The Wingham Chronicle, Wingham, NSW, May 27, 1899
  • The Inverell Argus, Inverell, NSW, June 2, 1899
  • The Western Mail, Perth, WA, June 2, 1899
  • The Scone Advocate, Scone, NSW, June 23, 1899
  • The Hillston Spectator, Hillston, NSW, June 24, 1899
  • The Capricornian, Rockhampton, QLD, July 1, 1899
  • The Clipper, Hobart, TAS, August 5, 1899
  • Book publication
    A slightly different version of "Chin Music" was published in book form in 1908 in Stoker's second collection of short stories Snowbound: The Record of a Theatrical Touring Party, Collier & Co., London.

    Availability


    This short story is available as a:
  • Free text download
  • Free PDF download
  • Free PDF download (Lloyd's Weekly News)
  • Free PDF download (Boston Herald)
  • Newspaper image

    Lloyd's Weekly News, London, February 19, 1899

    Lloyd's Weekly News, London, February 19, 1899

    Boston Herald, Boston, February 19, 1899

    Boston Herald, Boston, February 19, 1899

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