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The Mayor's Wife

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,917 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,673 3003

nted with cheerful composure.

What should I have thought if at that moment I had been told that appearances were deceitful, and that there were many persons then living who, if left to their choice, would prefer life in the dismal walls from which I had instinctively turned, to a single night spent in the promising house I was so eager to enter.

An old serving-man, with a countenance which struck me pleasantly enough at the time, opened the door in response to my ring, only to make instant way for Mayor Packard, who advanced from some near-by room to greet me. By this thoughtful attention I was spared the embarrassment from which I might otherwise have suffered.

His few words of greeting set me entirely at my ease, and I was quite ready to follow him when a moment later he invited me to meet Mrs. Packard.

"I can not promise you just the reception you naturally look for," said he, as he led me around the stairs toward an opening at their rear, "but she's a kind woman and can not but

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **

If you rent a house everyone says is haunted, don't be surprised if your wife starts seeing 'things.' A passable 'ghost' story goes off the rails in an entirely new direction three-fourths of the way through the book. Annoying rather than entertaining. Maybe Miss Green was bored, too.



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