John Marsh's Millions

A Novel

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Author: Arthur Hornblow
Co-author: Charles Klein
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,346 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 551
Added to site: 2010.07.18
mnybks.net#: 28477
Origin: gutenberg.org

The struggle of a young girl, heiress to millions. "Has many thrilling, dramatic situations."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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approached the front door together. To the hawk-eyed butler, always on the alert, the young woman was a stranger, and, under ordinary circumstances, his suspicions might have been aroused, but seeing her chatting in the most cordial way with one of his mistress's oldest friends, he felt that any questioning on his part would be resented as unwarranted impertinence. Bowing low, therefore, he ushered the two ladies up the thickly carpeted stairs into the beautifully decorated reception rooms, which were already crowded with smartly dressed women. In the centre stood the amiable hostess, the conventional smile of welcome on her face, exchanging greetings with each arrival. When the new visitors were announced everyone turned, and Mrs. Marsh pranced amiably forward. Her venerable old friend she welcomed effusively, and then her eyes fell inquiringly on the stranger. The smile disappeared, a shadow darkened her face. Instinct told her something was wrong. Approaching the young woman she said with asperity:

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