Curses and omens have been known to defy logic and rational thought. Has a weeping stone brought misery and misfortune to the owners of a Scottish castle? Are the Chicago Cubs suffering a long-term curse from the malevolent influence of a goat they turned away from their ballpark? And what about the archeologists who descended into the tomb of King Tut? Arthur C. Clarke analyzes mysterious accounts of well-known curses such as The Curse of the Pharaohs in Egypt.