The Confession

The Confession

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The Confession by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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1921

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not use the house, but enclosing a check for its rental, as I had signed the lease. To my surprise, I received in reply a note from Miss Emily herself, very carefully written on thin note-paper.

Although it was years since I had seen her, the exquisite neatness of the letter, its careful paragraphing, its margins so accurate as to give the impression that she had drawn a faint margin line with a lead pencil and then erased it--all these were as indicative of Emily Benton as--well, as the letter was not.

As well as I can explain it, the letter was impulsive, almost urgent. Yet the little old lady I remembered was neither of these things. "My dear Miss Blakiston," she wrote. "But I do hope you will use the house. It was because I wanted to be certain that it would be occupied this summer that I asked so low a rent for it.

"You may call it a whim if you like, but there are reasons why I wish the house to have a summer tenant. It has, for one thing, never been empty since it was built. It was

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Miss Agnes Blakiston rents a house for the summer and becomes oppressed by sense of terror. Investigating the source of her fear, she gradually learns a deadly secret.

The story is well told but the flat, matter-of-fact ending is a letdown after all the gothically moody horror leading up to it.
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