The Door of Dread

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The Door of Dread: A Secret Service Romance.  (1916) 
by Arthur Stringer
[Illustrated by M. Leone Bracker]

He neither saw her nor heard her as she stood so closely behind him. He was crouched, with blithe wheezes of contentment, over a little bundle of folded white sheets and blue-prints. Around these, after a voluptuous stare at the closely inscribed white pages, he snapped a rubber band to hold them together. It was at the precise moment that the rubber band snapped against the folded and sorted papers that his world suddenly went out, like a bubble bursting in mid-air.

For it was at that moment that the woman so close behind him, swinging with all her force, brought the heavy candlestick down on the wavering high light along the pink-fleshed skull.


THE DOOR OF DREAD

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An adroit and attractive young woman.

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THE
DOOR OF DREAD

A Secret Service Romance


By

ARTHUR STRINGER

ILLUSTRATED BY
M. LEONE BRACKER

INDIANAPOLIS
THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

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Copyright 1916
The Bobbs-Merrill Company


PRESS OF
BRAUNWORTH & CO.
BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS
BROOKLYN, N. Y.

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To
My Old Friend
Arthur MacFarlane
In Memory of Our
Attic Days

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THE DOOR OF DREAD

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1950, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.