Hearts of Three

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,485 / 310 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 5,834
Added to site: 2007.04.04
mnybks.net#: 16460

Two men exactly alike in appearance, hunting for a treasure in the South sea islands, start the complication in this scenario novel. Graphic, clear and thrilling in style and with much of the old charm.

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chair, ticker flung aside and forgotten as with the exultant joy of a boy he examined the toys and, one after another, began trying them, switching them through the air till they made shrill whip-like noises, moving them gently with prudence and precision under the lofty ceiling as he made believe to cast across the floor into some unseen pool of trout-lurking mystery.

A telephone buzzed. Irritation was swift on his face.

"For heaven's sake answer it, Parker, he commanded. "If it is some silly stock-gambling female, tell her I'm dead, or drunk, or down with typhoid, or getting married, or anything calamitous."

After a moment's dialogue, conducted on Parker's part, in the discreet and modulated tones that befitted absolutely the cool, chaste, noble dignity of the room, with a "One moment, sir," into the transmitter, he muffled the transmitter with his hand and said:

"It's Mr. Bascom, sir. He wants you."

"Tell Mr. Bascom to go to hell," said Francis, simulating so long a cast

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