For instance, I wanted to see if all lights were out at the Guest House. It was an immediate success, with its fast-paced story of Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. I came to Europe and believed that at last I had found security. I heard a faint click, and knew that he had shone the light of an electric torch down into the hall. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minor edge wear. I wondered if I had mistaken its significance, for it had seemed to imply that she had accepted me as an ally.
He was indeed an inveterate pipe-smoker, and only rarely did he truly enjoy a cigar, however choice its pedigree. These novels, despite being dated and notoriously full of racial stereotypes, fairly pop off the page. A magnificent oaken staircase communicated with a gallery on the left, and at the foot of this staircase, in a mechanical chair which she managed with astonishing dexterity, sat Madame de Stämer. He wore a blue suit and a tweed cap, he wore queer, thick-soled slippers, and his face was like a smiling mask hewn out of very old ivory. She had slightly curling hair and the line of her neck and shoulder was most graceful and charming. Luncheon at Cray's Folly was early. Beyond that I could swear to nothing, except that it was not Mrs.
In classical English detective style, Harley understands what others see but do not and gets to the truth beneath a bitter act of vengeance. Well, there is a light in that room, Knox. I am sure I could not have stayed. For my own part I was sorry to return. In fact, it was the reports from my overseers which had led me to visit the island.
Knox will do his very best to make up for my absence. At about the time that the great war terminated. On the eve of the full moon. Nevertheless, I was surprised to find his room empty, for I could not imagine why the sending of a telegram should have detained him so long. Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward 15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959 , better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist.
It had none of the heroic resignation and acceptance of the inevitable which had so startled me in the face of the Colonel on the previous day. It is the fifth draft you have prepared and it will have to do. Colonel Menendez was an epicure with an endless purse. Harley, and a great rest-cure for one who like yourself moves much amid the fiercer passions of life. I must confess that I am intensely interested.
Presently I will take you up, if you wish. This disturbance of the curtains was noticed on several occasions by the nurse who occupied an adjoining room, and finally led to the detection of the bat! Thereupon we set out, and at every step I found a new delight in some wayward curl, in a gesture, in the sweet voice of my companion. Unfolding the paper, he strode across and laid the object which it had contained upon the blotting pad in front of my friend. But having had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Camber comes here every day and is always fetched by the Chinaman? He bent forward, resting his elbows upon his knees, a pose which he frequently adopted. Presently we left the road and cantered across the valley meadows, in which I had walked on the previous day, reëntering Cray's Folly on the south, although we had left it on the north. He produced certain evidences of this.
Some editions of the book mistakenly credit her as Rohmer's daughter. I had descended to a side door, unbarred it, and walked entirely around the east wing before I awakened. Inch by inch he opened the door. Tell me that, my dear? Paramount had the first Warner Oland picture gearing up for production and the daily newspaper strip based on the series was in the offing. In detaching them one detached patches of skin, and they swarmed over our bodies like ants upon carrion.
Dimly I saw him raise his hand. The extremities are mildly bumped, rubbed and soiled. A very attractive dust jacket. Sometimes I have been so frightened that I have made up my mind to leave the very next day. When Stark House published this omnibus volume a few months ago, I bought it and finally got around to reading it. I had never seen such rooms as those in Cray's Folly.
A fit place this for elves and fairies to survive, a spot in which the presence of a modern automobile seemed a desecration. I awoke, I say, and where do you suppose I found myself?. But to continue my narrative. It was the portrait of a typical Spanish cavalier and beyond doubt a Menendez. Let us go down to lunch.
I could detect no family resemblance between the cousins, and I wondered if their kinship were very distant. On this occasion, I remember, she was simply but perfectly dressed and, in my eyes, seemed the most sweetly desirable woman I had ever known. Altogether, it was a memorable meal, and one notable result of that brief companionship was a kind of link of understanding between myself and Miss Beverley. I felt that I had violated hospitality. Knox, I had proposed to indulge in a fortnight's fishing upon the Norfolk Broads. His complexion was extraordinarily dusky, whilst his hair, which was close cropped, was iron gray.