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The Mystery of St. Agnes' Hospital

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Author: Nicholas Carter
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,967 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,628
Added to site: 2006.12.23
mnybks.net#: 15623
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ctly above Nick's head.

It was carefully done, though quickly. The head sank without a splash. Only a single drop of the fluid--a drop no bigger than a pin's point--fell upon the back of Nick's hand.

It burned like white, hot iron. It seemed to sink through the hand upon which it fell.

Nick sprang to his feet, not because of the pain of the burning acid, but because he knew that he must instantly obtain a sight of the head or it would be dissolved.

It lay face upward in the jar, but the acid, even in that instant, had done its work.

All semblance to humanity had vanished. As Nick gazed, the head seemed to waver in the midst of the strange fluid, and then, suddenly, Nick saw, in a direct line where it had been, the bottom of the jar.

The head had been dissolved.

Nick raised his eyes to Dr. Jarvis' face.

There stood the doctor, entirely unmoved. He looked directly at Nick but seemed not to see him.

His eyes were fixed, and their expression was pecul

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