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A Star Trap

Auhtor: Bram Stoker

Language: english
Published: 1908

Genres:

fiction and literature,  mysterydetective,  short story
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Review by Bob Tobias, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Star Trap':

Very short story which is kind of a murder mystery except for the fact that the method motive and culprit are completely clear throughout as there are only 4 characters in it. Its ok I suppose but hardly captivating.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Star Trap':


... to theatrical carpentering my master was John Haliday, who was Master Machinist - we called men in his post 'Master Carpenter' in those days - of ...
... She could kick higher than girls that was more than a foot taller than her for she was a wee bit of a thing and as pretty as pie a gold-haired, blue-eyed, ...
... after a bit they two got on very well, and we all thought she was beginning to like the old man - for Jack was old enough to be her father, with a bit ...
... like as you Ladies like to express in your own ways when you get your back hair down. The rest of us tried to soothe her all we could, and she went off ...
... - no offence, you Ladies, as has growed up. - these two girls was enjoyin' themselves over Mrs Haliday and the mash she had set up on Mortimer. ...
... yourself waiting for your young man till he comes from his club.'. 'Wot-ho, you bally geeser,' says the other - which her language was mostly coarse ...
... that is. But no matter how busy he might be, old Jack always made time to leave the wife at home.. As the week went on he got more and more ...
... of except to be in their places when Haliday's whistle sounded. I went to report myself to my master, who was in his own little glass-partitioned den ...
... how slack they might be from Monday to Friday they was all taut and trim then. There was no walking through and no fluffing on Saturday nights - or ...
... free, and the hinges at their bases must be well oiled, or else there can be a disaster at any time. Moreover, 'tis the duty of someone appointed for ...
... used to howl with delight as he came rushing up through the trap and when in the air drew up his legs and spread them wide for an instant and then straightened ...
... mean worse. Amongst other things I found a queer-looking piece of flat steel with some bent points on it. I knew it didn't belong to the trap but it ...
... for me. More of them took the body away to the property room, which was a large room with benches in it, and which could be locked up. Two of them stood ...
... The rest us and the police ballooned out. Then, when the police had taken charge of everything and put in men to stay all night, the coroner's officer ...
... I couldn't remember anything in the whole theatre that it could have belonged to. I looked at it closely again, and saw that the edges were all filed ...
... knew of its existence - and Mr Haliday was my master - and the man was dead - and he was a villain.. I was living then at Quarry Place and in the ...
... watch now and always with a sort of respectful adoration. She knew, though no one else did, except her husband - and me.. ***. When he finished ...
... an' there wasn't no lovemakin' with Mrs 'Aliday. God 'elp the woman as would try to make love to Jim which she was the Strong Woman in a Circus, ...
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