The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

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is a lesson in patience. I am proud and happy to teach you. The name of the thief remains, for the, present, Mr. ----- (Blank)."

From Moody's point of view, there was but one thing to be said of this: it was just like Old Sharon! Isabel's letter was of infinitely greater interest to him. He feasted his eyes on the words above the signature: she signed herself, "Yours, gratefully and affectionately." Did the last word mean that she was really beginning to be fond of him? After kissing the word, he wrote a comforting letter to her, in which he pledged himself to keep a watchful eye on Sharon, and to trust him with no more money until he had honestly earned it first.

A week passed. Moody (longing to see Isabel) still waited in vain for news from France. He had just decided to delay his visit to South Morden no longer, when the errand-boy employed by Sharon brought him this message: "The old 'un's at home, and waitin' to see yer."


CHAPTER XVIII.

SHARON'S news was not of an encouraging character. He had met with serious difficulties, and had spent the last farthing of Moody's money in attempting to overcome them.

One discovery of importance he had certainly made. A horse withdrawn from the sale was the only horse that had met with Hardyman's

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  • Title Page 3
  • List of Illustrations 4
  • Preface. 6
  • Chapter IV 33
  • The Second Part. 44
  • The Second Part. 44
  • The Second Part. 55
  • The Second Part. 66
  • The Second Part. 70
  • The Second Part. 83
  • The Second Part. 87
  • Chapter XI 94
  • The Second Part. 102
  • The Second Part. 114
  • The Second Part. 114
  • The Second Part. 123
  • Chapter Xv. (miss Agnes Lockwood to Mrs. Ferrari.) 130
  • The Fourth Part. Chapter Xvi. 136
  • Chapter XVII 139
  • Chapter XVII 150
  • Chapter XIX 156
  • Chapter XX 168
  • Chapter XX 180
  • Chapter XXII 190
  • Chapter XXIII 200
  • Chapter XXIII 210
  • Chapter XXIII 219
  • Chapter XXIII 229
  • Chapter XXIII 245
  • Chapter XXVIII 251
  • Postscript. 258
  • Persons of the Story 264
  • Postscript. 265
  • Postscript. 265
  • Postscript. 270
  • Postscript. 275
  • Postscript. 284
  • Postscript. 296
  • Postscript. 305
  • Postscript. 321
  • Postscript. 330
  • Postscript. 330
  • Chapter X 336
  • Chapter X 346
  • Chapter XI 359
  • Chapter X 374
  • Chapter XIII 385
  • Chapter XVI 412
  • Chapter XVI 425
  • Chapter XVI 430
  • Chapter XVI 434
  • Chapter XVI 453
  • Postscript. 474
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