The Lighted Way

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,440 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,592
Added to site: 2005.05.25
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A mystery story that involves the revolution in Portugal.

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at is it, Arnold? The cheeses didn't smell so bad to-day? Or you've had a rise? Quick! I must hear all about it."

"You shall," Arnold replied. "It is a wonderful story. Listen. Have you ever heard the fable of Dick Whittington?"

"Married his employer's daughter, of course. What's she like, Arnold? Have you seen her? Did you save her life? When are you going to see her again?"

Chetwode was already on his knees, dragging out an old trunk from underneath the faded cupboard. Suddenly he paused with a gesture of despair.

"Alas!" he exclaimed. "My dream fades away. Old Weatherley was married only last year. Consequently, his daughter--"

"He can't have one," she interrupted, ruthlessly. "Tell me the news at once?"

"I am going to dine with old Weatherley," he announced.

The girl smiled, a little wistfully.

"How funny! But you will get a good dinner, won't you, Arnold? Eat ever so much, dear. Yesterday I fancied that you were getting thin. I do wish I could see what you have in the middle of th

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.11.05
kadhillac
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Pretty good. The whole Portuguese revolution idea doesn't show up till the end of the book, everything is pretty mysterious until then...The reader is kept in complete mystery until the whole story is explained.


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