The House by the Lock

Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,085 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,443
Added to site: 2010.02.20 26722

This tale deals in corpses, impersonations, murders and disguises enough for anybody, and ends every chapter with a new shock in the approved manner. A quick piece of highly-seasoned, sensational drama.

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had seen me. So much satisfaction at least was mine. Wildred had doubtless pointed out his friend, and her gaze had passed on to me--drawn, perhaps, by the compelling magnetism of the strange new feeling which dominated me.

Wishing to avoid the appearance of rudeness, I would have looked away, but I found myself for an instant unable to do so. It was ridiculous to fancy it, and yet I could not help imagining that the girl's exquisite face lighted up with an expression akin to interest as her eyes rested upon mine.

It was for me a moment of intoxication, as I felt that those twin violet lakes received, full in their depths, the involuntary outpouring of my soul. A sensation as of being wrenched away from some safe mooring passed through me as she withdrew her gaze, and, turning her head, whispered to Lady Tressidy, who sat beside her. The latter then looked at me, and unhesitatingly put up her sparkling lorgnettes.

Farnham had not failed to observe this little pantomime, and was vastly am

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