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From Out the Vasty Deep

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,294 / 214 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,623
Added to site: 2005.09.11 68

Love, ghosts, mystery and a sense of impending horror are the ingredients of this story which is interesting and readable enough but hardly as convincing as some by the same author.

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But the truth, fortunately, is not always known, and Blanche Farrow doubted if any other member of the circle of friends and acquaintances he had picked up in his adventurous, curious life knew of that first--now evidently by him almost forgotten--marriage. It had taken place years ago, when Varick was still a very young man, and to a woman not of his own class. They had separated, and then, rather oddly, come together again. Even so, her premature death had been for him a fortunate circumstance.

It was not Varick who had told Blanche Farrow of that painful episode of his past life. The story had come to her knowledge in a curious, accidental fashion, and she had thought it only fair to tell him what she had learned--and then, half reluctantly, he had revealed something of what he had suffered through that early act of folly. But they had only spoken of it once.

Varick's second marriage, Miss Farrow was almost tempted to call it his real marriage, the news of which he had conveyed to his good fr

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

Plot bullets

  • No, this is not a story of a monster from the ocean depths.

  • What spirits can a seance bring from the beyond?

  • Was murder done in a time past and will that knowledge bring more death?

  • Why do the spirits reveal dark secrets to this medium?

  • Can her friends save her from what she calls, the vasty deep?


This story was good up until the end where I felt that it could have been done better.


A spooky mystery story that keeps your attention to the end. Very Good!!



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