The Choice

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edith Wharton
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,203 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,416
Added to site: 2008.01.18
mnybks.net#: 19774
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

sliding floor.

Wrayford felt his way down the length of the boathouse, and softly opening the balcony door looked out on the lake. A few yards away, he saw the launch lying at anchor in the veiled moonlight; and just below him, on the black water, was the dim outline of the skiff which the boatman kept to paddle out to her. The silence was so intense that Wrayford fancied he heard a faint rustling in the shrubbery on the high bank behind the boat-house, and the crackle of gravel on the path descending to it.

He closed the door again and turned back into the darkness; and as he did so the other door, on the land-side, swung inward, and he saw a figure in the dim opening. Just enough light entered through the round holes above the respective doors to reveal Mrs. Stilling's cloaked outline, and to guide her to him as he advanced. But before they met she stumbled and gave a little cry.

"What is it?" he exclaimed.

"My foot caught; the floor seemed to give way under me. Ah, of course--"

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.03.03
fifi
****.

thrilling


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Choice by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
The Willows
by Algernon Blackwood
Adolescents Only
by Irving E. Cox
The Body-Snatcher
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain

See more popular titles from this genre.