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Author: William McFee
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,598 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 865
Added to site: 2010.02.10 26625

A young artist and writer tells the story of two Carville brothers, one of them a sea-faring man whose Italian wife and two little boys live next door to the artist and his friends in a small New Jersey town; the other, a strange, sinister character, who has a great power over women. The latter character does not enter the story directly. Author in his preface tells how the novel has been rewritten from an earlier version published in London in 1914.

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ssist the one candle in the oriental candelabrum, had no objection. I have a feeling occasionally that here I topped the rise of human felicity, as I conceive it. Perhaps I did. Anyhow, Aliens grew.

I must be brief. It came to pass, after certain days, that Aliens grew to accomplishment, and I made my way into the city through one of the many gates of the harbour. I sought the office of the Censor in a large building with a courtyard. It was a large room on the top floor, with a long table occupied by busy orderlies opening and stamping letters with astonishing rapidity. At the back, flanking an open balcony over whose balustrade I could see the blue Mediterranean and a flawless sapphire sky, were two roll-top desks concealing two officers whose polished bald heads shone above stacks of papers. At the deferential insistence of an orderly, one of the heads rose, and a large, ruddy Yorkshire face examined the intruder. In some diffidence I explained the delicate nature of my mission. I

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