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Jacqueline of Golden River

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Author: H. M. Egbert (Victor Rousseau Emanuel)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,911 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 859
Added to site: 2005.09.29
mnybks.net#: 11500
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Pulp
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circumstances. We entered, and the girl nestled back against the comfortable cushions, and we drove at a furious speed, dodging down side streets at a rate that should have defied pursuit.

During the drive I instructed my companion emphatically.

"Since you have no friends here, you must have confidence in me, mademoiselle," I said.

"And you are my friend? Well, monsieur, be sure I trust you," she answered.

"You must listen to me attentively, then," I continued. "You must not admit anybody to the apartment until I ring to-morrow. I have the key, and I shall arrive at nine and ring, and then unlock the door. But take no notice of the bell. You understand?"

"Yes, monsieur," she answered wearily. Her eyelids drooped; I saw that she was very sleepy.

When the taxicab deposited us in front of the house, I glanced hastily up and down the road. There was another cab at the east end of the street, but I could not discern if it were approaching me or stationary. I op

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