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The Film of Fear

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Author: Arnold Fredericks (Frederic Arnold Kummer)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,118 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,541
Added to site: 2009.07.24
mnybks.net#: 24790
Origin: gutenberg.org

The earliest known novel with a motion-picture theme.

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nly twenty-nine days more!" Mrs. Morton shuddered.

She glanced about the room. How had the letter come there? Certainly not by means of the door. Yet it seemed equally out of the question that it could have been brought in through one of the windows.

There were two in the room, one facing to the front, and opening upon a court, the other in the rear, overlooking the yards of the houses on the next street. She went to the front window, which was raised only a few inches, and gazed out.

Below her stretched the wide court, flanked on one hand by the side of the apartment building, on the other by the blank wall of an adjoining house. The latter was some ten feet from where she stood, and there were no windows in it! She turned to the window at the other side of the room.

Here a fire escape led down to an alley at the rear of the building. Could it have been in this way that the letter had been delivered? The thing seemed impossible. Not only was the window closed, but sh

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2011.06.09
rws
**...

A girl's looks is threatened. Detective and his wife blunder along in this story of a stalking case. Couldn't stand the supposed stupidity of most people in this shortish (but way too long) pulp mystery.


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