The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII

Mystery Tales - Including Stories by Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky, Jörgen Wilhelm Bergsöe and Bernhard Severin Ingemann

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,836 / 353 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,064
Added to site: 2004.07.02
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RUSSIAN MYSTERY STORIES:
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN - The Queen of Spades
VERA JELIHOVSKY - The General's Will
FEODOR DOSTOYEVSKY - Crime and Punishment
ANTON CHEKHOFF - The Safety Match
VSEVOLOD KRESTOVSKI - Knights of Industry
JÖRGEN BERGSÖE - The Amputated Arms
OTTO LARSSEN - The Manuscript
BERNHARD INGEMANN - The Sealed Room
STEEN BLICHER - The Rector of Veilbye

HUNGARIAN MYSTERY STORIES:
FERENCZ MOLNAR - The Living Death
MAURUS JOKAI - Thirteen at Table
ÉTIENNE BÁRSONY - The Dancing Bear
ARTHUR ELCK - The Tower Room

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ay from the glittering, but wearisome, drawing-room, to go and cry in her own poor little room, in which stood a screen, a chest of drawers, a looking-glass, and a painted bedstead, and where a tallow candle burnt feebly in a copper candle-stick.

One morning--this was about two days after the evening party described at the beginning of this story, and a week previous to the scene at which we have just assisted--Lizaveta Ivanovna was seated near the window at her embroidery frame, when, happening to look out into the street, she caught sight of a young Engineer officer, standing motionless with his eyes fixed upon her window. She lowered her head, and went on again with her work. About five minutes afterwards she looked out again--the young officer was still standing in the same place. Not being in the habit of coquetting with passing officers, she did not continue to gaze out into the street, but went on sewing for a couple of hours, without raising her head. Dinner was announced. She rose up and began to

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