The Slave of Silence

Author: Fred M. White
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,036 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,177
Added to site: 2008.12.03
mnybks.net#: 22768
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Attention is arrested at the outset, and so adroitly is the mystery handled that readers will not skip a single page.

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congratulate you upon----"

"No, no," Beatrice cried quickly. "Please don't. Perhaps if you tell me your name I may be in a position to help you to find anybody you may chance----"

The stranger shook her head as she stood in the doorway. Her voice was low and sweet as she replied.

"It does not in the least matter," she said. "You can call me the Slave of the Bond."

CHAPTER II

The guests had assembled at length, the dinner was in full swing. It would have been hard for any onlooker to have guessed that so much misery and heart-burning were there. Sir Charles, smiling, gay, debonair, chatted with his guests as if quite forgetful of the silent watchers by the railings outside. He might have been a rich man as he surveyed the tables and ordered the waiters about. True, somebody else would eventually pay for the dinner, but that detracted nothing from the host's enjoyment.

Beatrice had a fixed smile to her face;

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2011.06.30
Maurice Smith
*****

Wow!
A great mystery with more twists and turns than a five-dollar roller-coaster ride. Some really great characters like the brave Barrington and the much-abused mysterious "Lady in Gray." The villian is one of a kind, and the plot is hard to follow at times, but when the end comes, the heroes win, the bad guys are destroyed and the handsome fellows win their lovely ladies. Some of the events are a little predictable, but I can't remember when I enjoyed a mystery story more. When it comes to writing a great story, Fred White makes A. C. Doyle look like a kid with building blocks. You'll love it!

2009.01.23
Linda Otto
*****

Fred outdid himself with this one! All deception, all the time. The plot is very complex (I'm not going to say anything about it because it would spoil it), and it really kept me guessing and turning those pages. Try it, you'll like it.


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