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Midnight In Beauchamp Row

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,896 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,624
Added to site: 2008.06.05
mnybks.net#: 21134
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

"I have no trust but in God," she murmured as she came from the window. And, nerved to meet her fate, she crossed to the kitchen.

It was now half-past ten. Two hours and a half must elapse before her husband could possibly arrive.

She set her teeth at the thought and walked resolutely into the room.

"Are you done?" she asked.

"I am, ma'am," he leered. "Do you want me to wash the dishes? I kin, and I will." And he actually carried his plate and cup to the sink, where he turned the water upon them with another loud guffaw.

"If only his fancy would take him into the pantry," she thought, "I could shut and lock the door upon him and hold him prisoner till Ned gets back."

But his fancy ended its flight at the sink, and before her hopes had fully subsided he was standing on the threshold of the sitting-room door.

"It's pretty here," he exclaimed, allowing his eye to rove again over every hiding-place within sight. "I wonder now"--He stopped. His glance had fal

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.07.21
mei
****.

This story is about a young couple, Ned and Letty Childers, that live a bit secluded. On Chrismas Eve Ned needs to keep a lot of money from his employer in his home. Ned has to go back to work that evening and has to leave her all alone alone with the money, because the wheather is to bad for them to ask someone to come over and stay with her. During the evening the wheather gets even worse and Letty starts to hear strange sounds, one of those seems to come from whitin the house, when she goes to have a look she finds...(I won't tell anything more, so I won't spoil the story for you).

This suspenseful short story is worth the app. 15 minutes it takes to read. Perfect for when you have to wait for a train or something like that. Recommended.


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