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A Star Trap

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Author: Bram Stoker
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,214 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 17,986
Added to site: 2008.09.26
mnybks.net#: 22144
Excerpt

That he was stone dead nobody could doubt. The very attitude was enough. He was all straggled about in queer positions; one of the legs was doubled under him with the toes sticking out in the wrong way. But let that suffice! It doesn't do to go into details of a dead body...I wish someone would give me a drop of punch."

"There was another crowd round Mrs Haliday, who was lying a little on one side nearer the wings where her husband had carried her and laid her down. She, too, looked like a corpse; for she was as white as one and as still, and looked as cold. Old Jack was kneeling beside her, chafing her hands. He was evidently frightened about her, for he, too, was deathly white. However, he kept his head, and called his men round him. He left his wife in care of Mrs Homcroft, the Wardrobe Mistress, who had by this time hurried down. She was a capable woman, and knew how to act promptly. She got one of the men to lift Mrs Haliday and carry her up to the wardrobe. I heard afterwards that when she got h

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2010.11.13
Andrew Ives
***..

Very short story which is kind of a murder mystery, except for the fact that the method, motive and culprit are completely clear throughout as there are only 4 characters in it. It's ok, I suppose, but hardly captivating.

2010.06.21
Leah A. Zeldes
**...

Slow, depressing story about a theatrical love triangle.


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