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* Contents derived from the South Melbourne,South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,:Oxford University Press,1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
This story was first published in the Australasian, 14 September, 1872, with the title 'Human Repetends'. This version of the story, which includes a character called Marston, has been republished several times in anthologies and selections. A second version of the story, with a different beginning and featuring a character called Hylton, was first published in the posthumous selection Sensational Tales with the title 'A Mysterious Coincidence'. This version has been republished under both titles.