The Diamond Lens

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Language: English
Wordcount: 10,215 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 973
Added to site: 2007.10.25
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a great discovery. This casual mention of the spiritualist, Madame Vulpes, set me on a new track. What if, through communication with more subtle organisms than my own, I could reach at a single bound the goal which perhaps a life, of agonizing mental toil would never enable me to attain?

While purchasing the Palissy vase from my friend Simon, I was mentally arranging a visit to Madame Vulpes.


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Two evenings after this, thanks to an arrangement by letter and the promise of an ample fee, I found Madame Vulpes awaiting me at her residence alone. She was a coarse-featured woman, with keen and rather cruel dark eyes, and an exceedingly sensual expression about her mouth and under jaw. She received me in perfect silence, in an apartment on the ground floor, very sparsely furnished. In the centre of the room, close to where Mrs. Vulpes sat, there was a common round mahogany table. If I had come for the purpose of sweeping her chimney, the woman could not have looked more indifferent to m

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.02.12
Sardo Weems
****.

A fantasy story from 1858 about a boy fascinated my a microscope, who grows up to do whatever it takes to build the perfect microscope, and what he found when he did. It almost doesn\'t matter that electron microscopes have shown what he found isn\'t there--the story is moody and driven, and pulls you in.

Good writing.


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