The Hand of Peril: A Novel of Adventure

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Macmillan, 1915 - Canadian fiction - 331 pages

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Page 252 - " I don't think it, I know it. Listen to his description of her." The detective chose a paper from among his pile of documents, folded, labelled, and docketed for reference. " The girl is of average height, or perhaps a trifle taller than the average ; carries herself superbly, like a born duchess. Her eyes are of a deep, velvety...
Page 117 - It watched him, then it began to lick at its bloody shoulder; standing so close to him that he could have reached out and touched it.
Page 219 - ... provoked by the treacherous and shifty dust in which his feet sought vainly for solid resistance. After he had again lost sight of the hermit, Malchus reached the summit of a still higher crest and came upon him not more than ten yards ahead of him. He was standing motionless, his arms extended sideways at right angles to his body, in the form of a cross. Before them lay a new realm of the desert. From east to west the sands rolled to the horizon in endless undulations, but in front of them high...
Page 19 - Facing him, with her back against the closed door of the studio, was a woman who could not have been more than twenty-four or twenty-five years of age.

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