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The Four Corners of the World (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, FB2, TEXT)

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This is a rather eclectic group of stories.Β  It contains some very interesting tales of the supernatural, a couple of stories of war-time intrigue, and a drama, though the book is perhaps best known for The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel, which features French detective Inspector Hanaud.Β  It has a little of everything, just as the book’s title suggests.The Clock — Green Paint — North of the Tropic of Capricorn — One of Them — Raymond Byatt — The Crystal Trench — The House of Terror — The Brown Book — The Refuge — Peiffer — The Ebony Box — The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel — Under Bignor Hill
e shelves. A bright fire glowed upon the hearth, and drawing up a chair to the fender, he settled down to read. But the day was dull, and the fireplace stood at the dark end of the room. Mr. Twiss carried his book over to the window, which was a bay window with a broad seat. Now, the curtains were hung at the embrasure of the window, so that, when they were drawn, they shut the bay off altogether from the room, and when they were open, as now, they still concealed the corners of the window-seats. It was in one of these corners that Mr. Twiss took his seat, and there he read quietly for the space of five minutes. At the end of that time he heard the latch of the door click, and looking out from his position behind the curtain, he saw the door slowly open. Archie Cranfield came through the doorway into the room, and shut the door behind him. Then he stood for a while by the door, very still, but breathing heavily. Mr. Twiss was on the point of coming forward and announcing his presence, but there was som

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