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The Secret City

Hugh Walpole

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Title: The Secret City

Author: Hugh Walpole

Release Date: May 14, 2004 [EBook #12349]

Language: English

Character set encoding: ASCII

*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SECRET CITY ***

Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Jeremy Eble and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.

BY HUGH WALPOLE

_STUDIES IN PLACE_

THE SECRET CITY

THE DARK FOREST

THE GOLDEN SCARECROW

THE WOODEN HORSE

MARADICK AT FORTY

THE GODS AND MR. PERRIN

_TWO PROLOGUES_

THE PRELUDE TO ADVENTURE

FORTITUDE

_THE RISING CITY_

1. THE DUCHESS OF WREXE

2. THE GREEN MIRROR

THE SECRET CITY

A NOVEL IN THREE PARTS

BY

HUGH WALPOLE

AUTHOR OF "FORTITUDE," "THE DARK FOREST," "THE DUCHESS OF WREXE," ETC.

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1919 BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TO

MAJOR JAMES ANNAND (15TH BATTALION 48TH HIGHLANDERS, C.E.F.) IN RETURN FOR THE GIFT OF HIS FRIENDSHIP

In the eastern quarter dawn breaks, the stars flicker pale.

The morning cock at Ju-nan mounts the wal and crows.

The songs are over, the clock run down, but still the feast is set.

The Moon grows dim and the stars are few; morning has come to the world.

At a thousand gates and ten thousand doors the fish-shaped keys turn; Round the Palace and up by the Castle, the crows and magpies are flying.

_Cock-Crow Song_. Anon. (1st Century B.C.).

CONTENTS

PART I Vera And Nina

PART II Lawrence

PART III Markovitch And Semyonov