The Tangled Threads

Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,780 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 883
Added to site: 2006.09.21
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sleeve and bared a brawny arm; "that's all full of teeny little pipes an' cords. Why, if I could only skin it--"

"Jason!" screamed his wife, backing away.

"Pooh! 'T ain't nothin' to fret over," retorted Jason airily. "Besides, you've got 'em too--ev'ry one has; see!" He finished by snatching up the book and spreading before her horrified eyes the pictured figure with its scarlet, vine-like tracings.

"Oh-h!" shivered the woman, and fled from the room.

Shivers and shudders became almost second nature to Mehitable Hartsorn during the days that followed. The highly colored, carefully explained illustrations of the kidneys, liver, heart, and lungs which the books displayed were to her only a little less terrifying than the thought that her own body contained the fearsome things in reality; while to her husband these same illustrations were but the delightful means to a still more delightful end--finding in his own sturdy frame the position of every organ shown.

For a month Jason

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