Phantom Wires

A Novel

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Author: Arthur Stringer
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,384 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 732
Added to site: 2006.11.08
mnybks.net#: 15173
Origin: gutenberg.org

The startling adventures of the altogether human hero, an electrical inventor, and his fair companion are absorbingly interesting. The author displays great insight into human character and motives.

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Always, at such times, he had marveled that man could turn one of earth's most beautiful gardens into one of crime's most crowded haunts. The ironic injustice of it embittered him; it left him floundering in a sea of moral indecision at a time when he most needed some forlorn belief in the beneficence of natural law. It outraged his incongruously persistent demand for fair play, just as the sight of the jauntily clad gunners shooting down pigeons on that tranquil and Edenic little grass-plot at the foot of the Promontory had done.

For underneath all the natural beauty of Monaco Durkin had been continuously haunted by the sense of something unclean and leprous and corroding. Under its rouge and roses, at every turn, he found the insidious taint.

And more than ever, tonight, he had a sense of witnessing Destiny stalking through those soft gardens, of Tragedy skulking about its regal stairways.

For it was there, in the midst of those unassisting and enervating surroundings, he di

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