The Red Hand

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Author: Arthur Machen
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,713 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,840
Added to site: 2006.09.22
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now."

"Yes, it is fact that I wish to put before you. And this is fact the first. When the police moved Sir Thomas Vivian's body they found an open knife beneath him. It was an ugly-looking thing such as sailors carry, with a blade that the mere opening rendered rigid, and there the blade was all ready, bare and gleaming, but without a trace of blood on it, and the knife was found to be quite new; it had never been used. Now, at the first glance it looks as if your imaginary Italian were just the man to have such a tool. But consider a moment. Would he be likely to buy a new knife expressly to commit murder? And, secondly, if he had such a knife, why didn't he use it, instead of that very odd flint instrument?

"And I want to put this to you. You think the murderer chalked up the hand after the murder as a sort of 'melodramatic Italian assassin his mark' touch. Passing over the question as to whether the real criminal ever does such a thing, I would point out that, on the medical evidence, Sir Th

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Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2012.01.09
jhelhen
**...

Not my cup of tea.

2011.09.24
Paul Hatton
***..

very well written, however I found the ending a bit disappointing.


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