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The Great Secret

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Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,017 / 215 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,935
Added to site: 2005.11.05
mnybks.net#: 11830
Origin: gutenberg.org

"As a story-teller he has reached the highest mark yet registered. As a work devised solely for the entertainment of its readers, 'The Great Secret' is a big success... The mystery begins on the very first page."--Baltimore Sun.

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ut the electric lights. For a short space of time everything was chaos. My immediate assailant I flung away from me with ease; his companion, who tried to rush past me in the darkness, I struck with a random blow on the side of the head, so that he staggered back with a groan. I knew very well that neither of them had passed me, and yet I fancied, as I paused to take breath for a moment, that I heard stealthy footsteps behind, in the room which I had been defending. I called again for help, and groped about on the wall for the electric light switches. The footsteps ceased, a sudden cry rang out from somewhere behind the bed-curtains, a cry so full of horror, that I felt the blood run cold in my veins, and the sweat break out upon my forehead. I sought desperately for the little brass knobs of the switches, listening all the while for those footsteps. I heard nothing save a low, sickening groan, which followed upon the cry, but I felt, a moment later, the hot breath of a human being upon my neck. I sprang asid

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