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The Lost House

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Language: English
Wordcount: 19,082 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 839
mnybks.net#: 2080
Genre: Adventure
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ky, U. S. A. Everybody knows me there, and knows I am not insane. If you would save a life take this at once to the American Embassy, or to Scotland Yard. For God's sake, help me."

When he had read the note, Ford continue to study it. Until he was quite sure his voice would not betray his interest, he did not raise his eyes.

"Why," he asked, "did you say that there's nothing in this?"

"Because," returned the diplomat conclusively, "we got a note like that, or nearly like it, a week ago, and----"

Ford could not restrain a groan. "And you never told me!"

"There wasn't anything to tell," protested the diplomat. "We handed it over to the police, and they reported there was nothing in it. They couldn't find the man at that hotel, and, of course, they couldn't find the house with no more to go on than----"

"And so," exclaimed Ford rudely, "they decided there was no man, and no house!"

"Their theory," continued the Secretary patiently, "is that the girl is confined in one of the numerous private

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.04.14
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

Mystery (Amateur detective) / Adventure (Kidnapping)


Plot bullets


  • A note is found on the sidewalk. It is a plea for help from a girl who is being held against her will.

  • It is not easy to determine from which house the note might have come. For all practical purposes, the girl and the house are lost to anyone wanting to give aid.

  • The police perform a standard investigation, but find that none of the particulars in the note, can be verified..

  • A young newspaperman, however, sees in it, a chance for adventure and hopefully a good story.

  • Now the task is to find, from where the note came, and is it for real or a hoax.

  • A long, inventive search is ahead for the young reporter and possibly danger.

  • What does fate hold for him in The Lost House.



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