Passing of the Third Floor Back

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,738 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,060
mnybks.net#: 3976
Origin: gutenberg.org

This modern miracle play, with its deep religious meaning, has been seen and enjoyed by many thousand American young people. Those who have seen it and those who have not will equally enjoy its reading. It is, as most of you know, the story of a mysterious stranger who comes to a sordid boarding house and whose unselfish and tactful personality works an almost miraculous change. Many readers believe that the book is intended to portray a modern incarnation of the Christ, but this, of course, we must leave our readers to decide.

Show Excerpt

of the back bedroom.

"It is very comfortable," commented the stranger.

"For this room," stated Mrs. Pennycherry, "together with full board, consisting of--"

"Of everything needful. It goes without saying," again interrupted the stranger with his quiet grave smile.

"I have generally asked," continued Mrs. Pennycherry, "four pounds a week. To you--" Mrs. Pennycherry's voice, unknown to her, took to itself the note of aggressive generosity--"seeing you have been recommended here, say three pounds ten."

"Dear lady," said the stranger, "that is kind of you. As you have divined, I am not a rich man. If it be not imposing upon you I accept your reduction with gratitude."

Again Mrs. Pennycherry, familiar with the satirical method, shot a suspicious glance upon the stranger, but not a line was there, upon that smooth fair face, to which a sneer could for a moment have clung. Clearly he was as simple as he looked.

"Gas, of course, extra."

"Of course," agreed the Stranger.

"Coals--"

"We

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The $30,000 Bequest
by Mark Twain
Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome
Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
The Innocents Abroad
by Mark Twain
Candide
by Voltaire
The Voyage Out
by Virginia Woolf
Crome Yellow
by Aldous Huxley

See more popular titles from this genre.