St. John's Lodge No. 9

Seattle's Oldest Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons

Masonic Stories

Many Masonic authors use fiction to impart important philosophical truths or give a closer feeling of Masonic history. The stories and snippets which you will find in this section are both interesting to read and informative.

Rudyard Kipling - In the Interests of the Brethren A story about a clandestine lodge meeting

Carl Claudy - Old Tiler Talks. The "Old Tiler Talks" were written for publication in the Builder Magazine and the best of them were taken for publication in a 1925 volume and even more were added for a 1949 version. These Stories are timeless and say a lot to the discerning reader.

Carl Claudy - The Old Past Master. These stories were also written for the Builder Magazine and the best were compiled into this 1924 volume. These stories are along the same lines as the Old Tiler Talks. They will make the reader think and will help the reader to evaluate thoughts and actions.

Robert Morris - Lights and Shadows of Freemasonry - This book is a collection of stories and other items which Rob Morris put together in 1852. The list of entries in this category will grow as the webmaster gets time to scan and correct this very old and faded book.

Francis (Frank) Cushman - Our Tyler's Corner - The collected writings of St. John's Lodge's Tyler Emeritus who passed away a few years ago. Some people in this world have much of great importance to say if we would but take the time to listen. Too often these important thoughts pass with them and we never have the opportunity to learn from the content. We did our best to collect the wisdom of this thoughtful man for the future.