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Tiger Cat

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Published: 1937
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,245 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,422
Added to site: 2010.06.01
mnybks.net#: 27996
Origin: gutenberg.org

A grim tale of torture, and the blind men who were chained to pillars in an underground cave.

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he did not know that I had a key.

The next day I pleaded indisposition and spent most of the hours idling and drowsing in my chamber. Not till nearly midnight did I venture down. The servants were certainly asleep that time. A dose of chloral in their wine had attended to the certainty of their slumbers. Fully dressed, with an automatic in my pocket, I reached the cellar and opened the door. It swung noiselessly on its well-greased hinges. The darkness on the other side was the blackness of hell. An indescribable odor came to me, a prison smell and with it the soft half sob, half laugh of sleeping children, dreaming in their sleep, and not happy.

I flashed the light around the room. It was not a room but a cavern, a cave that extended far into the distance, the roof supported by stone pillars, set at regular intervals. As far as my light would carry I saw the long rows of white columns.

And to each pillar was bound a man, by chains. They were resting on the stone floor, twenty or more of

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.06.06
Charles
****.

Good, fast-paced pulp fiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Very representative of what made pulp magazines so popular.


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