Excerpt from The Shadow of the Rope
T is finished, said the woman, speaking very quietly to herself. Not another day, nor a night, if I can be ready before morning!
She stood alone in her own room, with none to mark the white-hot pallor of the oval face, the scornful curve of 'quivering nostrils, the dry lustre of ﬂashing eyes. But while she stood a heavy step went blustering down two ﬂights of stairs, and double doors slammed upon the ground ﬂoor.
It was a little London house, with five ﬂoors from basement to attic, and a couple of rooms upon each, like most little houses in London; but this one had latterly been the scene of an equally un distinguished drama of real life, upon which the curtain was even now descending. Although a third was whispered by the world, the persons of this drama were really only two.
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Book year: 2004
Book pages: 402
Book language: en
File size: 524.77 KB
File type: epub
Published: 28 February 2020 - 16:00