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The King of Diamonds

A Tale of Mystery and Adventure

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Author: Louis Tracy (Gordon Holmes)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,026 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
Downloads: 3,188
Added to site: 2015.03.26 32004

to turn her many and varied talents to account in order to earn a livelihood. She came to London, where her late husband's employers generously gave her rent-free possession of the tenement in which she was lying dead, helped her with funds to furnish it modestly, and found a clerkship for Philip with a promise of early promotion.

But the cup of sorrow is seldom left half filled. Barely had the widow settled down to a hopeful struggle on behalf of her beloved son than a quarrel between partners led to the sale of the firm's business to a limited liability company. Economies were effected to make way for salaried directors. Philip was dismissed, with several other junior employees, and the stable yard was marked out as a suitable site for the storage of coal required by the local factories.

This development took place early in the New Year, and the new company allowed Mrs. Anson to occupy her tiny abode until the last day of March. It was now March 5th, and how the widow and her son had lived du

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Kieran Khote

Nice story. The first half is more riveting than the second. Despite the title, its not a King Solomon's mines or Indiana Jones but an engrossing story nonetheless.



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