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No Name

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THE hands on the hall-clock pointed to half-past six in the morning. The house was a country residence in West Somersetshire, called Combe-Raven. The day was the fourth of March, and the year was eighteen hundred and forty-six. No sounds but the steady ticking of the clock, and the lumpish snoring of a large dog stretched on a mat outside the dining-room door, disturbed the mysterious morning stillness of hall and staircase. Who were the sleepers hidden in the upper regions? Let the house reveal its own secrets; and, one by one, as they descend the stairs from their beds, let the sleepers disclose themselves. As the clock pointed to a quarter to seven, the dog woke and shook himself. After waiting in vain for the footman, who was accustomed to let him out, the animal wandered restlessly from one closed door to another on the ground-floor; and, returning to his mat in great perplexity, appealed to the sleeping family with a long and melancholy howl. Before the last notes of the dog's remonstrance had died away, the oaken stairs in the higher regions of the house creaked under slowly-descending footsteps. In a minute more the first of the female servants made her appearance, with a dingy woolen shawl over her shoulders-for the March morning was bleak; and rheumatism and the cook were old acquaintances.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 24.38mm | 712.14g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508792070
  • 9781508792079

About Au Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English Writer.show more

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