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The Zeppelin's Passenger

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Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,678 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.1
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 4,071
mnybks.net#: 5373
Origin: gutenberg.org

The most audacious German spy story that Mr. Oppenheim has heretofore written.

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ad all the way is like a circus," the young soldier observed, "and there isn't a thing to be seen when you get there. The naval airmen were all over the place at daybreak, and Captain Griffiths wasn't far behind them. You didn't leave much for the sightseers, sir," he concluded, turning to his neighbour.

"As Commandant of the place," Captain Griffiths replied, "I naturally had to have the Common searched. With the exception of the observation car, however, I think that I am betraying no confidences in telling you that we discovered nothing of interest."

"Do you suppose that the Zeppelin was in difficulties, as she was flying so low?" Helen enquired.

"It is a perfectly reasonable hypothesis," the Commandant assented. "Two patrol boats were sent out early this morning, in search of her. An old man whom I saw at Waburne declares that she passed like a long, black cloud, just over his head, and that he was almost deafened by the noise of the engines. Personally, I cannot believe that they wou

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2011.05.13
cal506
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Good plot, with spy falling out of zeppelin and blackmailing family. Withnrather self-centered heroine in rural WWI England. She's not very bright, nor mature (no Mrs. Miniver!), nor likable. But she stirs up a lot of trouble which makes for a good read. Don't think too much about what she's actually doing.


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