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The Silent Barrier

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Author: Louis Tracy (Gordon Holmes)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,720 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,468
Added to site: 2010.03.14
mnybks.net#: 26995
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Thriller

Produced as a film in 1920, starring Sheldon Lewis, Corinne Barker, Florence Dixon, Donald Cameron, and Gladys Hulette.

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fraid, Helen, we don't run on the same rails, as our American cousins say."

There was a little pause. Millicent's words, apparently tossed lightly into the air after a smoke spiral, had in them a touch of bitterness, it might be of self analysis. Her guest seemed to take thought before she answered:

"Perhaps the divergence is mainly in environment. And I have always inclined to the more serious side of life. Even when we were together in Brussels----"

"You? Serious? At Madam Bérard's? I like that. Who was it that kicked the plaster off the dormitory wall higher than her head? Who put pepper in Signor Antonio's snuff box?"

Spencer saw the outer waves of a flush on Helen's cheeks. "This is exceedingly interesting," he thought; "but I cannot even persuade myself that I ought to listen any longer. Yet, if I rise now and walk away they will know I heard every word."

Nevertheless, he meant to go, at the risk of their embarrassment; but he waited for Helen's reply. She laugh

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.05.28
Jiya_C
****.

Rich man in love with poor girl the same old premise with a varied list of characters: a self-made millionaire with a dark past, a shallow theatre actress and a courageous guide with a heart of gold. Set against the backdrop of Upper Engadine in Switzerland, the vivid descriptions of the Alps make this charming love story cum travelogue an interesting read.


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