A most ingenious and absorbingly interesting story. The readers are held spellbound until the last page.
s to insist she shall be followed and brought back?"
She turned away, uneasily taking up and putting down some little matters on the table before her. "Is it not enough that I promise to pay for all expenses which a search will occasion, without my being forced to declare just why I should be willing to do so? Am I bound to tell you I love the girl? that I believe she has been taken away by foul means, and that to her great suffering and distress? that being fond of her and believing this, I am conscientious enough to put every means I possess at the command of those who will recover her?"
I was not satisfied with this but on that very account felt my enthusiasm revive.
"But Mr. Blake? Surely he is the one to take this interest if anybody."
"I have before said," returned she, paling however as she spoke, "that Mr. Blake takes very little interest in his servants."
I cast another glance about the room. "How long have you been in this house?" asked I.
"I was in the serv
The beautiful young seamstress goes missing from handsome Mr. Blake's house. He says he had never noticed her. In fact, everyone says he never shows an interest in any woman. But everyone's wrong.
This book is quite melodramatic and the investigation is pretty straightforward. I think this is the second book of Green's that was published. it is not among her best.