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The Boarded-Up House

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,804 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,478
Added to site: 2010.01.10
mnybks.net#: 26258
Origin: gutenberg.org

A thrilling juvenile mystery with a delightful mixture of historical information and pleasing fiction.

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mode of ingress, but found it scarcely as easy as it looked, and her feet swung in space, groping wildly for the steps described.

"I'm stuck! I can't move! Oh, why am I so fat and clumsy!" she moaned. Joyce laughed, placed her companion's feet on a ledge, and hauled her down, breathless, cobwebby, and thoroughly scared.

[Illustration: A flight of stairs could be dimly discerned]

The lighted candle threw but a feeble illumination on the big, bare space they stood in. The beams overhead were thick with cobwebs hanging like gray portières from every projection. Otherwise the inclosure was clear except for a few old farm implements in a distant corner. As Joyce raised the candle over her head, a flight of stairs could be dimly discerned.

"This way!" she ordered, and they moved toward it cautiously. At that moment, there came from behind them a sudden scratching and scrambling, and then a thud. Both girls uttered a low, frightened shriek and clung together. But it was only Goliat

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.01.03
Dick Thornton
*****

I guess I'm in my second childhood, as I found this to be a very excellent book. As a 70-year-old man, I almost deleted it when I realized it was a juvenile girl's mystery. Still, I decided to give it a try, and what do you know! I enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it to all ages and genders.


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