Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Hilda Wade

A Woman With Tenacity of Purpose

Cover image for

Download


Author: Grant Allen
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,370 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,481
mnybks.net#: 547
Origin: gutenberg.org

This early detective novel, featuring a female sleuth, was the last work by Mr. Grant Allen, with a final chapter edited by his friend and neighbour, Dr. Conan Doyle.

Show Excerpt

ess to stand it."

Hilda Wade smiled her sphinx-like smile. "Not quite that, I fancy," she answered. "It will kill cats, I feel sure; at least, most domesticated ones. But it will NOT kill weasels. Yet both are carnivores."

"That young woman knows too much!" Sebastian muttered to me, looking after her as she glided noiselessly with her gentle tread down the long white corridor. "We shall have to suppress her, Cumberledge. . . . But I'll wager my life she's right, for all that. I wonder, now, how the dickens she guessed it!"

"Intuition," I answered.

He pouted his under lip above the upper one, with a dubious acquiescence. "Inference, I call it," he retorted. "All woman's so-called intuition is, in fact, just rapid and half-unconscious inference."

He was so full of the subject, however, and so utterly carried away by his scientific ardour, that I regret to say he gave a strong dose of lethodyne at once to each of the matron's petted and pampered Persian cats, which lounged abou

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.22
cal506
****.

Hilda is Quite a Woman. We first meet her at a wedding reception, where she predicts that within a year the groom will muder the bride! (Read and find out.)

She is a nurse and, of course, runs rings around the male physicians she meets. She becamea nurse to take on a very nasty villain.

FYI, this is a novel, partly eposodic, not a short story collection.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

J. Thomas-Like
Whenever the inspiration hits her, Thomas-Like indulges in what she calls "binge-writing," often working on her latest book long after everybody else went to bed. As our Author of The Day, she chats with us about the inspiration behind The Widow and the Rock Star, her love for Stephen King books and her other secret skills.
Read full interview...