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Driven From Cover

Driven From Cover

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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Nick Carter waited, listening intently, listening vainly, with his desk telephone in his hand and the receiver at his ear.

The Blue Veil

The Blue Veil

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The man addressing the famous detective was not one to be wisely interrupted. His strong face, his broad, thin-lipped mouth and square jaw, the glint of his steel-blue eyes, his portly and imposing figure—all denoted that he was the type of man that insists upon having his way, his inning at the...

The Yellow Label

The Yellow Label

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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Alfred Knox Atherton was one of the most popular members of the “Marmawell Club.” He was a man in the prime of life, but, in spite of his wealth and good looks—and in spite of the schemes of designing mothers—he was still unmarried.

An Uncanny Revenge

An Uncanny Revenge

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The members of Nick Carter’s household all happened to meet at the breakfast table that morning—a rather unusual circumstance.

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Lagerlöf, Palmer, and Thorp | Classic Literature
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Every play in this series has been written by a member of the Play-Writing Class at Vassar College. But each play as printed is the product of a group-activity. Not merely an individual seated at a desk, but a community working together in a theater, is responsible for it in its final form.

Bellarion the Fortunate: A Romance

Bellarion the Fortunate: A Romance

Rafael Sabatini | Classic Literature
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Bellarion's reading had been prodigious. There was no branch of learning—from the Theological Fathers to Vegetius Hyginus on The Art of War'—to which he had not addressed his eager spirit. And his exhaustion of all immediately available material for study was one of the causes of his going...

The Well in the Desert

The Well in the Desert

Adeline Knapp | Classic Literature
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Blue Gulch was relaxing after the ardors of its working-day. From the direction of the Cheerful Heart Dance Hall issued sounds of mirth and festivity, and a weaving fantasy of shadows on its canvas walls proclaimed to those without that the cheerful hearts were in executive session.

Tales From Silver Lands

Tales From Silver Lands

Charles Joseph Finger | Classic Literature
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DOWN in Honduras there is a town called Pueblo de Chamelecón which is not much of a town after all. There is only one street in it, and the houses are like big beehives that have been squared up, and the roofs are of straw. There is no sidewalk, no roadway, and the houses are unfenced, so that...

The House of Fear

The House of Fear

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The stranger had undergone a lightninglike change. He no longer appeared intoxicated. His every nerve and muscle seemed to have become as tense as a bowstring. His eyes were clear, aglow like balls of fire, and his voice had turned as hard as nails.

A Network of Crime

A Network of Crime

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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Patsy Garvan, the detective’s junior assistant, then alone in the library of Nick’s Madison Avenue residence, was the recipient of the above telephone communication. It came over the wire in tones reflecting the haste and excitement of the speaker.