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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 thirty-eight newspapers in the US, Australia and New Zealand under the title "A Baby Passenger." It appeared as follows:
  • The Minneapolis Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 4, 1899
  • Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, April 26, 1899
  • The Burns Citizen, Burns, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • The Cherryvale New Era, Cherryvale, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • The Chetopa Democrat, Chetopa, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • Crawford County Times, Arcadia, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • Logan County Clipper, Russell Springs, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • The Manchester News, Manchester, Kansas, USA, April 27, 1899
  • The Bluff City News, Bluff City, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The Canton Pilot, Canton, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • Galesburg Enterprise, Galesburg, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The Inman Review, Inman, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The Kensington Mirror, Kensington, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The New Albany X-Ray, New Albany, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • Stark Enterprise, Stark, Kansas, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The Yale Expositor, Yale, Michigan, USA, April 28, 1899
  • The Aspen Tribune, Aspen, Colorado, USA, May 2, 1899
  • The Galena Evening Times, Galena, Kansas, USA, May 2, 1899
  • The Burr Oak Herald, Burr Oak, Kansas, USA, May 4, 1899
  • Daily Tribune, Chanute, Kansas, USA, May 6, 1899
  • The Press, Christchurch, New Zealand, May 6, 1899
  • Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas, USA, May 6, 1899
  • The Pioche Weekly Record, Pioche, Nevada, USA, May 11, 1899
  • The Pioche Weekly Record, Pioche, Nevada, USA, May 18, 1899
  • The Liverpool Herald, Liverpool, New South Wales, AUS, May 20, 1899
  • The Dubbo Liberal, Dubbo, New South Wales, AUS, May 27, 1899
  • The Evening Call, Lead, South Dakota, USA, May 27, 1899
  • The Northern Advocate, Whangarei, New Zealand, May 27, 1899
  • The Western Mail, Perth, Western Australia, AUS, June 2, 1899
  • The Des Moines Gazette, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, June 8, 1899
  • The Lexington Gazette, Lexington, Virginia, USA, June 14, 1899
  • The Republican, Hays City, Kansas, USA, June 17, 1899
  • Shenandoah Herald, Woodstock, Virginia, USA, June 23, 1899
  • The Ozark County News, Gainesville, Missouri, USA, June 29, 1899
  • The Capricornian, Rockhampton, Queensland, AUS, July 1, 1899
  • The Cedar Rapids Republican, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, July 8, 1899
  • The Wilson Echo, Wilson, Kansas, USA, July 20, 1899
  • The Clipper, Hobart, Tasmania, AUS, August 5, 1899
  • The Bruce Herald, Milton, New Zealand, July 14, 1903
  • 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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