Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Calvary Alley

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,492 / 258 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.2
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 746
mnybks.net#: 5891
Excerpt

erious, Hell too present and prosaic, to be of the least interest. And the cathedral itself, holding out welcoming arms to all the noble avenues that stretched in leafy luxury to the south, forgot entirely to glance over its shoulder at the sordid little neighbor that lay under the very shadow of its cross.

At the blind end of the alley, wedged in between two towering warehouses, was Number One, a ramshackle tenement which in some forgotten day had been a fine old colonial residence. The city had long since hemmed it in completely, and all that remained of its former grandeur were a flight of broad steps that once boasted a portico and the imposing, fan-shaped arch above the doorway.

In the third floor of Number One, on the side next the cathedral, dwelt the Snawdor family, a social unit of somewhat complex character. The complication came about by the paterfamilias having missed his calling. Mr. Snawdor was by instinct and inclination a bachelor. He had early in life found a modest rut in which

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Patti Larsen
Patti Larsen is one of those authors who listens to her characters and let them tell their stories through her pen. Sydlynn Hayles came to her one night, urging her to write Family Magic - Larsen had no idea that Syd would still be with her twenty books later. As our Author of the Day, Larsen reveals her secret skills, talks about the importance of family and chats about her work schedule.
Read full interview...