Category: Novels

Novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Chapter XXXIX: A Gleam of Light

Kate Harston fled as quickly as she could through the wood, stumbling over the brambles and crashing through the briars, regardless of pain or scratches or anything else which could stand between her and...

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Chapter XXXVII: A Chase and a Brawl

It would be impossible to describe the suspense in which Tom Dimsdale lived during these weeks. In vain he tried in every manner to find some way of tracing the fugitives. He wandered aimlessly...

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Chapter XXXVI: The Incident of the Corridor

Ezra Girdlestone hardly went through the formality of greeting Kate next morning when she came down to breakfast. He was evidently ill at ease, and turned away his eyes when she looked at him,...

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Chapter XXXV: A Talk on the Lawn

That same evening Rebecca came down from London. Her presence was a comfort to Kate, for though she had never liked or trusted the girl, yet the mere fact of having some one of...

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Chapter XXXIII: The Journey to the Priory

It was already dusk when John Girdlestone and his ward reached Waterloo Station. He gave orders to the guard that the luggage should be stamped, but took care that she should not hear the...

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Chapter XXXI: A Crisis at Eccleston Square

His father’s encouraging words had given Ezra Girdlestone fresh heart, and he had renewed his importunities with greater energy than ever. Never surely did any man devote every moment of his time more completely...

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Chapter XXX: At the “Cock and Cowslip”

Tom Dimsdale’s duties were far from light. Not only was he expected to supervise the clerks’ accounts and to treat with the wholesale dealers, but he was also supposed to spend a great part...