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The Fortieth Door

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,833 / 219 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,577
Added to site: 2004.11.14
mnybks.net#: 9163
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

If Andy McLean could hear you! Why this, this is the real thing, the Scots-wha-hae-wi'-Wallace-bled stuff."

"Who is Andy McLean?"

"Andrew is Scotch, Single, and Skeptical. He is a great pal of mine and also an official of the Agricultural Bank which is by way of being a Government institution. These are the togs of his Hieland Grandsire--"

"Why didn't you bring him?"

"Too dead, unfortunately--grandsires often are--"

"I mean Andrew McLean."

"It would take you, my dear Jinny, to do that. You brought me--and I can believe in anything after the surprise of finding myself here."

Jinny Jeffries laughed. "If I could only believe what you say!"

"Oh, you can believe anything I say," Jack obligingly assured her. "I'm very careful what I say--"

"I wish I were."

"You'd have to be careful how you look, Jinny--and you can't help that. The Lord who gave you red hair must provide the way to elude its consequences.... I suppose the Orient isn't exa

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.04.09
Jiya_C
****.

Jack Ryder, an archeologist passionate about the ancient Egyptian ruins, is forced into attending a masquerade where he stumbles upon a vision in loveliness. The path to her lies through the fortieth door fraught with dangers but he decides to risk it all to achieve treasure worth more than all his wildest dreams.
A fast-paced romantic adventure with well-defined characters including a likeable hero, strong female characters and a diabolical villain, slightly let down by an abrupt ending.


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