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The Pointing Man

A Burmese Mystery

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Author: Marjorie Douie
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,556 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 674
Added to site: 2005.12.21
mnybks.net#: 11881
Origin: gutenberg.org

A mystery story which derives freshness from its Burmese setting. Not a love story.

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in dismay. Mrs. Wilder complained of the heat during dinner, and she had been pale, looking doubly so in her vivid green dress; her usual animation had vanished, and she talked with evident effort and seemed glad of the darkness of the veranda.

Suddenly one of those strange silences fell over everyone, silences that may be of a few seconds' duration, but that appear like hours. What they are connected with, no one can guess. The silence lasted for a second, and it was broken with sudden violence.

"My God," said the voice of Hartley, the Head of the Police, speaking in tones of alarm. "Mrs. Wilder has fainted!" She had fallen forward in her chair, and he had caught her as she fell.

Very soon the guests dispersed and the bungalow was still for the night. One or two waited to hear what the doctor had to say, and went away satisfied in the knowledge that the heat had been too much for Mrs. Wilder, and, but for that event, the dinner-party would have been forgotten after two days. Hartley was the last to

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