The Master of Silence

The Master of Silence
A Romance

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The Master of Silence by Irving Bacheller

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The Master of Silence
A Romance

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that he had not heard from your uncle for many years. I have written to him twice within a twelvemonth, but have received no reply. I want you to go over and look him up. If you should find that he is dead, there's no harm done, and you can take time to look about for a business opportunity. If you don't like it, come back, but, if you can content yourself there for awhile, you had better do so."

"But, sir, I have no money."

"You are going for me; I shall, therefore, insist upon paying the bills. In the success of the undertaking I have, perhaps, as great an interest as you."

"When do you wish me to start?" I asked.

"To-night. That is to say, I would like you to leave this place at once, go with me to a hotel, and sail by the first steamer that leaves for New York."

Ever since that strange and silent messenger had come to me with my uncle's letter I had been haunted by a desire to go in quest of him. Now that it was possible, I hesitated. What would Hester say on hearing that I had gone to Ame

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Kendric visits his reclusive uncle and finds that the uncle had raised his son (Rayel) in total silence to bring about an ability to read people's minds. When the uncle dies, Kendric becomes adult Rayel's guardian and introduces him to the world outside his isolated existence. Rayel's reactions to a less than innocent world, and people's reactions to his ESP are what make up the plot of the book.

This book was too short. There are some interesting ideas in the book, but the author should've took more time to develop his characters. A quick, OK read.