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A Republic Without A President And Other Stories

Auhtor: Herbert Ward

Language: english
Published: 1891

Genres:

short story collection,  mysterydetective,  thriller
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eBook size: 172Kb

Review by Beth Cholette, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Republic Without A President And Other Stories':

A Republic Without A President And Other Stories Carefully Formatted By Timeless Classic Books by Herbert D Ward. On the morning of the eighth of June 1893 at about ten o clock crowds were seen clustered in front of the daily newspaper bulletins in New York Chicago Philadelphia San Francisco and Boston. The excitement rivalled that occasioned by the assassination of Garfield and by night the country was as bewildered and aghast as when the news came that Lincoln was murdered. This was the announcement as it appeared in blood-red gigantic capitals by the door of the New York Tribune building UNPRECEDENTED CALAMITY AWFUL MYSTERY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE SPIRITED AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TWO SERVANTS FOUND GAGGED NOT A TRACE OF THE DISTINGUISHED COUPLE THE COUNTRY AGHAST AT THE DREADFUL POSSIBILITIES OF THIS DISAPPEARANCE Extras found enormous sales but they contained no more news than this. Business was brought to a standstill and stocks fell in half an hour from five to twenty per cent. The land was convulsed. It was true that there were those who thought the whole thing a colossal hoax perpetrated by the defeated party. But as time went on the startling and incredible news was confirmed. The evening edition of the New York Sun had these ominous headers. THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE HAVE ACTUALLY DISAPPEARED. THE GAGGED SERVANTS OF THE WHITE HOUSE TELL THEIR STORY. THEY ARE IN PRISON ON GRAVE SUSPICION OF CONSPIRACY. THE CARD OF AN EMINENT POLITICIAN FOUND IN THE VESTIBULE OF THE EXECUTIVE MANSION.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Republic Without A President And Other Stories':


... friend's name. interrupted the national sleuth-hound, swiftly and politely. The Patagonian Ambassador, replied the Secretary with hauteur. He added ...
... wonder at this unprecedented favor. As soon as he had taken a pull he felt dizzy. Two or three more black figures appeared like ghosts before his eyes. ...
... and there met a Swedish sailor, a man who had been captain of a steam yacht during the summer, and now happened to be out of employment. Nautical ...
... They had no news, nothing but scrupulous consideration, attention, and a respectful but firm guard night and day. But rescue did not come. One ...
... horrible suspense as best they could. The Pla, it may be remembered, closed its leading editorial as follows:. We are a Democratic paper, and ...
... new catastrophes. Hay fever and la grippe were not popular a hundred years ago. To breed a first-class cyclone, cut down your trees and dry up your water ...
... these conditions. My friend, Russell has experienced no tornado or cyclone. And yet- he added wistfully and thoughtfully, and yet-. Well, if there ...
... electric cigars, electric sewing machines, electric elevators, electric table service in the hotel worst was, they had electric cabs. They kept quiet ...
... witnessed the destruction of Russell. Do you know that its cause is the despair of the world. Do you know-. Oh, it was dreadful. dreadful. ...
... no smouldering embers left to produce smoke. Combustion had been instantaneous and complete. But the travellers had no need to go sight-seeing. Everywhere ...
... he were accepting a challenge, and trembled. The two looked at each other. I declare, old fellow. Is it you. Why, I haven't seen you since Class Day. ...
... to the room from whence he had come. He did not hurry. At first, he did not apprehend arrest. He felt as if he had accomplished a great deed. Without ...
... to loosen his tongue, but could not speak. With desperate will he endeavored to open his eyes. Their lids were riveted together. This was no hallucination. ...
... ties dangling from Betty's hand. He had come up the rocky path, whistling like a boy, with every line and pucker in his face on a broad smile. If Lavater ...
... of the sea. She looked like one expecting the fate that had been only delayed. An average of two hundred men a year from this fishing-town are swallowed ...
... with life to have ever been seriously in love. The flirtation of a few weeks or months and the solemn tenderness of devoted love are not allied. The ...
... woman's manner was now totally different, and she approached him confidentially, and offered him the use of her tin snuff-box, which he courteously ...
... give me a first mortgage you must, demanded the young man. I must have everything-the whole-no other claims to come in from any quarter of the universe. ...
... snarling look which comes to those who find themselves detested for good reasons, and thrust out, gave way to one of hope, such as comes to the ...
... rigid. Home, my son-home, said the Colonel gently. Oh, father. cried the lad. Kiss me, my son, if you care to, and now leave me.. The ...