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The Dark Star

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,649 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,814
Added to site: 2009.03.30
mnybks.net#: 23793
Origin: gutenberg.org

A pastor's daughter is inadvertently involved the heist of the famous Dark Star gem. Is there a prince who can save her from ruin and recover the stone?

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Riches, leisure, opportunity to study for a career upon his stage, are mine if I desire."

"Dost thou desire this, little Ilse?"

"Yes."

"And the man Venem who has followed thee so long?"

"I cannot be what he would have me--a Hausfrau--to mend his linen for my board and lodging."

"And the Fatherland which placed me here on outpost?"

"I take thy place when God relieves thee."

"So ist's recht!... Grüs Gott--Ilse----"

* * * * *

Among the German settlers a five-piece brass band had been organised the year before.

It marched at the funeral of Albrecht Dumont, lately head gamekeeper to nobility in the mountains of a long-lost province.

Three months later Ilse Dumont arrived in Chicago to marry Eddie Brandes. One Benjamin Stull was best man. Others present included "Captain" Quint, "Doc" Curfoot, "Parson" Smawley, Abe Gordon--friends of the bridegroom.

Invited by the bride, among others were Theodor Weishelm, th

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.04.21
SrMPh
****.

This is a very exciting spy adventure (leading up to WWI). (The sub-title is rather misleading.)


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