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The Flying Death

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,128 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,473
Added to site: 2009.04.22
mnybks.net#: 23961

The reader who has a liking for thrills in allopathic doses should find in this tale genuinely exciting reading. There are clear-cut characters, the dialogue is brisk and unforced, the humour is excellent, and the picture of the bleak loneliness and desolation of Montauk Point at the end of Long Island is drawn with really remarkable vividness.

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pparently you don't know the way to the stairs," returned the other a trifle tartly. Looking at his keen, pallid and deeply lined face, the young doctor set him down as a rather irritable fellow, and suspected dyspepsia. "Everybody will be going to the beach," he added. "If you follow along you'll probably get there."

"Thanks," said Dick undisturbedly. It was a principle of his that the ill-temper of others was no logical reason for ill-temper in himself. In this case his principle worked well, for Haynes said with tolerable civility:

"You just came in this evening, didn't you?"

"Yes. I seem to have met the market for excitement."

By this time they had reached the large living-room, where they found Mrs. Johnston presiding with ill-directed advice over the struggles of her grey-bearded husband to insert himself into a pair of boots of insufficient calibre.

"Twenty-five years of service in the life-savin' corps an' ain't let to go out now without these der-r-r-ratted contrapt

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.07.23
Marie Bruemmer
*****

Action-packed, well written, a real page-turner.

2011.06.21
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

* The Flying Death? What else would you call a noise in the night that seems to come from above and kill.
*Is it man-made or some beast from the past?
* A group at the sea-side inn, try to find out.


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