Out of a Labyrinth

Author: Lawrence L. Lynch (Emma Murdoch Van Deventer)
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,997 / 274 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,576
Added to site: 2012.02.27
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to my room.

Locking my door and lighting a tallow candle--the widow objected to kerosene in sleeping rooms,--I opened my letter.

It was brief, very, containing only these words:

CHRIS OLLERN--As you call yourself, unless you wish to disappear as effectually as did Nellie Ewing and Mamie Rutger, you will abandon your present pursuit. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Here was an astonisher, and here was also a clue. I was betrayed, or discovered. But the enemy had showed his hand. I had also made a discovery.

There was an enemy then; there had been foul play; and that enemy was still in the vicinity, as this letter proved.

It was a wily enemy too; the letter would betray nothing as regarded identity. It was printed; the letters were smooth and even, but perfectly characterless. It was a wily enemy, but not quite a wise one, as the sending of such a letter proved.

I did not leave my room again that night, but sat for hours thinking.

The next morn


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