Kull gave an exclamation as the panel swung silently open, revealing a dimly lighted passageway. “A secret passage!” swore Kull softly. “And I knew nothing or it! By Valka, someone shall dance for this!” “Silence!” hissed the Pict.
Finding that the novels of Émile Gaboriau were then very popular in Melbourne, Hume determined to write a novel of the same kind. The result was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne.
Author: Fergus Hume
Ferguson Wright Hume (1859-1932), known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist. Shortly after graduation Hume relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he obtained a job as a barristers' clerk. He began writing plays, but found it impossible to persuade the managers of Melbourne theatres to accept or even to read them. Finding that the novels of Émile Gaboriau were then very popular in Melbourne, Hume determined to write a novel of the same kind. The result was The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne. It was self-published in 1886 and became a great success. After the success of his first novel and the publication of another, Professor Brankel's Secret (c. 1886), Hume returned to England in 1888.
Kane hesitated, then: “I left the mountain—” “By the front entrance? Yes? I might have known you were too stupid to find the secret door. Hoofs of the Devil, had you thrust against the chest with the golden lock, which stood against the ...
guards from the passage and the stairs and elsewhere, leaving none but those who paced outside the palace. ... the now unguarded corridors, and descended to the vaults of the palace, whence a secret passage communicated with the chapel.
“Did you not know that there was a secret passage from the palace?“ She added instantly— “What is the name of your companion, Monsieur?“ He glanced where she glanced, at the slight figure of the young captain standing by the bronze ...
The hidden valley lay spread before him in all its beauty, but the precipice at his feet formed a sheer drop of a hundred ... he was agile and clear-headed, and finally dropped to the path that led to the secret door of the passage.
Once two young fellows followed her clear to the door of the hotel, where they met me. They went away right soon after that. ... I never did see where Bonnie Bell's new house was, because she said it was a secret from me.
Author: Emerson Hough
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She knew now where the secret entrance to the cavern was located. Threading her way cautiously through the maze of rocks the girl finally reached a slanting shelf beneath which she crept on hands and knees.
The fact which paralysed my hand and voice when I saw her lift the drop of death to her lips was this: I had meant to die by this drop myself, in Dorothy's room, and with Dorothy's arms about me. This was my secret—a secret which no one ...
The dwarf went up to the rock, key in hand, and searched about until he had found a secret door. Then he fitted the key into the lock and turned it, then tugged and tugged to open the door. Suddenly it swung open, creaking noisily, ...