"'Q' has written a fascinating story, and has exhibited in a marked degree the gift of exciting and maintaining curiosity, and of investing a cunningly-woven tissue of romantic incidents with that indefinable feeling of awe and wonderment which is the triumph of the romance-writer's art. . . . 'Dead Man's Rock' may be confidently recommended to those who have a taste for romance of the weird, mystic, and thrilling kind."óDaily News.
atter book, with the rude taste of childhood, I greatly preferred, so that I quickly knew the mottoes and standards of its bewildering hosts by heart), when my father's first letter came home. In those days, before the great canal was cut, a voyage to the East Indies was no light matter, lying as it did around the treacherous Cape and through seas where a ship may lie becalmed for weeks. So it was little wonder that my father's letter, written from Bombay, was some time on its way. Still, when the news came it was good. He had seen Mr. Elihu Sanderson, son of the Elihu mentioned in my grandfather's Will, had presented his parchment and Testament, and received some notes (most of which he sent home), together with a sealed packet, directed in Amos Trenoweth's handwriting: "To the Son of my House, who, having Counted all the Perils, is Resolute." This packet, my father went on to say, contained much mysterious matter, which would keep until he and his dear wife met. He added that, for himself, he could divine n