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The Destroying Angel

A Curious Story of Woman's Love

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,339 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,623
Added to site: 2010.05.09
mnybks.net#: 27665
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Thriller, Romance

Full of romance and strange surprises... a narrative of dramatic events, thrilling adventures, and all-conquering passion that makes a swiftly moving tale.--Philadelphia North American.

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ve had about enough for one day?"

"I leave it to your superior knowledge of my capacity," said Whitaker, putting aside the empty glass. "That's my first to-day."

Peter saw that he was telling the truth, but the edge of his disapproval remained keen.

"I hope," he said thoughtfully, "that the man who started that lie about drink making a fellow forget died the death of a dog. He deserved to, anyway, because it's one of the cruellest practical jokes ever perpetrated on the human race. I know, because I've tried it on, hard--and waked up sick to my marrow to remember what a disgusting ass I'd made of myself for all to behold." He stopped at Whitaker's side and dropped a hand on his shoulder. "Hugh," he said, "you're one of the best. Don't...."

Whatever he had meant to say, he left unfinished because of the return of the page with his Scotch; but he had said enough to let Whitaker understand that he knew about the Carstairs affair.

"That's all right," said Whitaker; "I'm not goin

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2015.05.13
Cindylsal
***..

In this book the author seems to slip over the edge into melodrama and cliché. Whilst the lone wolf series which he also wrote I have enjoyed immensely as he manages to keep his balance so well.
Still if you haven't read the lone wolf you may enjoy this as you will not have the contrast.

2010.08.03
THILINA
****.

Very good one.....thanks for Author as well as persons who maintain this data base....god bless..Budusaranai...


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