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The Lust of Hate

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,659 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PR
Series: Doctor Nikola
Downloads: 4,343
Added to site: 2006.06.25 13827

Further adventures of Dr. Nikola. "Whoever wants dramatic interest let him read 'The Lust of Hate.'"--The Daily Graphic.

Mr. Boothby is at his best in this romance, which is characterized by unflagging interest and by most stirring adventures in which Dr. Nikola plays a leading part. "Dr. Nikola" was considered "one of the most thrilling stories ever published."

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and his condition evidenced the keenest poverty, this sally was treated as a fine joke by the overseer and the understrappers, who roared with laughter, and swore that they had never heard anything better in their lives. It roused my blood, however, to boiling pitch, and I resolved that, come what might, I would not desert my friend.

"If you send him away to the Mail Change," I cried, looking Bartrand square in the eye, "where you hope they won't take him in--and, even if they do, you know they'll not take the trouble to nurse him--you'll be as much a murderer as the man who stabs another to the heart, and so I tell you to your face."

Bartrand came a step closer to me, with his fists clenched and his face showing as white with passion as his tanned skin would permit.

"You call me a murderer, you dog?" he hissed. "Then, by God, I'll act up to what I've been threatening to do these months past and clear you off the place at once. Pack up your traps and make yourself scarce within an hour, o

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

Oddly, Nikola is but a framing device for this rip-roaring adventure of shipwreck &c.



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