'Doc.' Gordon

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,511 / 185 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 16,544
Added to site: 2005.04.30
mnybks.net#: 10234
Origin: gutenberg.org

Against the familiar background of American town life, the author portrays a group of people strangely involved in a mystery. "Doc." Gordon, the one physician of the place, Dr. Elliot, his assistant, a beautiful woman and her altogether charming daughter are all involved in the plot. A novel of great interest.

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t of the wood. She went as freely as a woodland thing, although she was conventionally dressed in a tailor suit of brown. Her hat, too, was brown, and a brown feather curled over the brim. She walked fast, with evidently as much enjoyment of the motion as James himself. They both walked like winged things.

Suddenly James had a queer experience. One sense became transposed into another, as one changes the key in music. He heard absolutely nothing, but it was as if he saw a noise. He saw a man standing on the right between him and the girl. The man had not made the slightest sound, he was sure. James had good ears, but sound and not sight was what betrayed him, or rather sound transposed into sight. He stood as motionless as a tree himself. James knew that he had been looking at the girl. Now she was looking at him. James felt a long shudder creep over him. He had never been afraid of anything except fear. Now he was afraid of fear, and there was something about the man which awakened this terror, yet it


Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
K Noonan

Good Read - Very suspensful. The families secrets are intertwined and slowly unfold.

mary catherine

An interesting tale -- more of a suspense story than a true mystery. A young doctor interns with the sole physician in a country community and becomes entangled in the elder doctor's unusual family and their secrets. The book started out well, became a bit tedious in the middle, but picked up steam toward the end.

This is the first Mary Wilkins Freeman I have read, and will definitely read more of her work.


A young doctor comes to stay at the home of Doc Gordon to be an intern to his country medical practice. He soon learns that the family has a secret - one that's beginning to threaten the lives of the entire household. Good story, with good characterization.

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