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The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,934 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,132
Added to site: 2006.01.01
mnybks.net#: 3396
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"What has become of her?" he was saying as he strode up and down; "she has not been here; she could not have come home when we parted at the door of the Vaudeville--the bed has not been slept in. Can she have gone? Is it possible that she has left me?"

He sank into a chair and hid his face in his hands.

"It was too horrible. To see him fall at my feet, struck down just when I--Who is there?" he cried suddenly, in answer to a knock at the door.

"Open, in the name of the law!"

"The police here already! What shall I do?"

"Open at once, or we shall force the door."

The young man slowly drew back the bolt and admitted the two police-agents.

"M. Gascoigne? You will not answer to your name? That is equal--we arrest you."

"On what charge?"

"It is not our place to explain. We act by authority: that is enough. Will you go with us quietly, or must we use force?"

"Of what am I accused?"

"You will hear in good time. Isidore, where is y

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2014.10.16
Elena
***..

It's a cross between a criminal intrigue and a romantic one, that serves as a pretext for minutious descriptions of Crimean War scenes. Maybe it was thought that the name of Crimea would compensate for a lack of a good Crime.


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