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The Chain of Destiny

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Author: Bram Stoker
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,549 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,982
Added to site: 2008.06.24
mnybks.net#: 21334
Genres: Short Story, Romance
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laugh from without seemed to answer my unasked question in the negative.

But as well as the laugh I heard another sound--the tones of a sweet sad voice in despair coming across the room.

"Oh, alone, alone! is there no human thing near me? No hope--no hope. I shall go mad--or die."

The last words were spoken with a gasp.

I tried to jump out of bed, but could not stir, my limbs were bound in sleep. The young girl's head fell suddenly back upon the pillow, and the limp-hanging jaw and wide-open, purposeless mouth spoke but too plainly of what had happened.

Again I heard from without the fierce, diabolical laughter, which swelled louder and louder, till at last it grew so strong that in very horror I shook aside my sleep and sat up in bed. listened and heard a knocking at the door, but in another moment I became more awake, and knew that the sound came from the hall. It was, no doubt, Mr. Trevor returning from his party.

The hall-door was opened and shut, and then came a

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