Edwin Urquhart, loved by two sister, marries the elder. On the bridal tour they occupy an apartment containing a secret chamber. The bride of four hours is murdered and buried in this secret room. Who was the lady that went away with the bridegroom; and how was the substitution effected? The mystery is baffling and exciting.
lared. "These old fireplaces hold a large pile of wood."
I thought, but I must be mistaken, that he made a gesture as if about to protest, but, if so, reason must have soon come to his aid, for he said nothing, though he looked uneasy, as I moved the andirons forward and made some other trivial arrangements for the fire which I had promised them.
"He thinks I am never going," I muttered to myself, and took pleasure in lingering; for, anxious as I was to have the room heated up for her comfort, I knew that every moment I stayed there would be one less for her to spend with her surly husband alone.
At last I had no further excuse for remaining, and so with the final remark that if the fire failed to give them cheer we had a sitting room into which they could come, I went out. But I knew, even while saying it, that he would not grant her the opportunity of enjoying the sitting room's coziness; that he would not let her out of his sight, if he did out of the room, and that for her to remain i
Suspenseful unveiling of a horrific crime against a bride takes up most of the plot of this book, one of Mrs. Green\'s best. Just what happened and how? Could anyone be that evil? Shades of Poe.
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