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Farewell, Nikola

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,659 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PR
Series: Doctor Nikola
Downloads: 2,785
Added to site: 2006.06.25 13826

"Guy Boothby's famous creation of Dr. Nikola has become familiar to every reader of fiction."--The Dundee Advertiser.

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eclaiming against some drugs he had purchased there on the previous day, and demanding that for the future they should be of better quality, otherwise he would be compelled to take his patronage elsewhere. In the middle of this harangue he turned round, and I was permitted an opportunity of seeing his face. He was none other than your friend, Doctor Nikola."

"But, my dear Gertrude," said Phyllis, "with all due respect to your narrative, I do not see that the mere fact of your having met Doctor Nikola in a chemist's shop yesterday, and your having been introduced to him to-day, should have caused you so much concern."

"I do not know why it should," she answered, "but it is a fact, nevertheless. Ever since I saw him yesterday, his face, with its terrible eyes, has haunted me. I dreamt of it last night. All day long I have had it before me, and now, as if to add to the strangeness of the coincidence, he proves to be the man of whom you have so often told me--your demoniacal, fascinating Nikola. You

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

If you like stories about some semi-demoniac personage playing with some semi-anxious individuals without any significant result except awful visions and terrifying dreams, you'll like this one.
I haven't read the previous Dr. Nikola episodes but after reading this novel, I'm not much inclined to meet that good doctor again.



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