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The Portal of Dreams

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,827 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,989
Added to site: 2010.04.10
mnybks.net#: 27288
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

er than nursery toys.

One gracious afternoon, while I was occupying the front seat beside the driver, I almost attained a state of contentment. I was pretending that I had forgotten all about the human freight in the tonneau. My eyes were drinking in the smiling beauty framed by the wide horizon, when suddenly the droning of the motors fell quiet and with no warrantable reason the automobile slid to a halt and declined to proceed farther.

CHAPTER II

PURSUING A WILL-O'-THE-WISP

Aunt Sarah and the girls were much annoyed and their annoyance did not grow less when, after a half-hour of diagnosis, the chauffeur emerged, grease-stained and exhausted from under the car, shaking his head. He frankly admitted that his worm's eye view had failed to enlighten him as to the trouble. Aunt Sarah turned upon me eyes mirroring a faith sufficient to move even stalled motor cars.

"I am sure, my dear," she said, sweetly, "your mechanical aptitude c

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.09.10
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1912) Romance / Adventure


Plot bullets


  • You must travel and renew your health.

  • You see the same lovely girl every where you go. She haunts your waking hours..

  • through shipwreck and hardship, she haunts your dreams.

  • Always she is somehow, in some way, there.

  • In your dreams, she is the only portal to sanity and some handle on reality.

  • Will your dream remain just that?



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