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A Christmas Mystery The Story Of Three Wise Men

Auhtor: William Locke

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

fiction and literature
Downloads: 290
eBook size: 242Kb

Review by M. Erb, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Christmas Mystery The Story Of Three Wise Men':

This is a surprising little story that begins with enough ominous notes to prepare the reader for a downer ending but instead it turns on a dime and becomes something completely different. I recommend it and am using it to give to my subscribers as a free download this month.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Christmas Mystery The Story Of Three Wise Men':


... front of the bookstall at Paddington Station. Like most of the great ones of the earth they were personally acquainted, and they exchanged surprised ...
... men crossed the busy, crowded platform to take their seats in the great express train. A porter, laden with an incredible load of paraphernalia, trying ...
... series of experiments.. essor Biggleswade, who had heard vaguely of and rather looked down upon such new-fangled toys as radium and thorium and ...
... annoyance I cordially agree with you, among strangers than among my married sisters' numerous and nerve-racking families.. Sir Angus McCurdie, the ...
... Society's Soire this year. One of my assistants was demonstrating a peculiar property of thorium and Deverill seemed interested. I asked him to come ...
... Carstairs, very well years ago, and of course Mrs. Deverill when she was a child. Deverill I came across once in Egypt-he had been sent on a diplomatic ...
... of that sparingly. I have some in a thermos bottle.. Lord Doyne also declining the whiskey, McCurdie swallowed a dram and declared himself ...
... their seats in the little, cold local train that was to carry them another stage on their journey. Hot-water cans put in at Plymouth mitigated to some ...
... stone unexamined.. Perhaps, after all, Doyne remarked, that's not quite the way to know the East.. I never wanted to know the modern East, ...
... Trehenna. The guard opened the door and they stepped out on to the snow-covered platform. An oil lamp hung from the tiny pent-house roof that, structurally, ...
... ruefully. He unshipped a lamp and examined the car, which had wedged itself against a great drift of snow on the off side. Meanwhile McCurdie ...
... on with a broken axle. The thing's as useless as a man with a broken back. Gad, I was right. I said it was going to be an infernal journey.. The little ...
... grasped the neck of a broken bottle. Doyne set the lamp on the ground and the three bent down together over the man. Close by the neck lay the rest of ...
... up outside. It contained some poor provisions-a loaf, a piece of fat bacon, and a paper of tea. As far as they could guess (and as they learned ...
... avoided women all my life, said Biggleswade. And I've been too busy to think of them. God forgive me, said Doyne. The history of the next ...
... and took him into the kitchen and placed him on a bed made of their fur coats in front of the fire. As the last piece of fuel was exhausted ...
... faint. But the others, losing control of their nerves, shook like men stricken with palsy. Suddenly McCurdie cried in a high pitched voice, My God. ...
... and Biggleswade turned and met the eyes of Doyne. A pulsation like the beating of wings stirred the air. The three wise men shivered with a queer ...
... a new spiritual outlook, a new hope. And, when their watch was ended, they wrapped up the babe with precious care, and carried him with them, an ...
... novelist whose works made the list of best selling novels in the United States five times. Many of his novels have been made into plays and movies. ...