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From the Valley of the Missing   By: (1868-1957)

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From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White is a captivating novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through a mysterious and haunting valley. The story revolves around a small town called Dorset, located in the picturesque countryside, which becomes the center of attention due to a series of baffling disappearances.

The author skillfully weaves together multiple storylines, each narrated from the perspective of different characters, bringing depth and complexity to the overall plot. The characters are well-developed and relatable, with their personal struggles and desires adding emotional depths to the narrative.

One of the standout aspects of this book is White's exceptional ability to create a vivid and atmospheric setting. The valley, with its lush forests, serene rivers, and towering cliffs, is beautifully described, evoking a sense of enchantment and foreboding at the same time. This vivid imagery helps to immerse the reader in the story, making the valley itself feel like a character in its own right.

As the disappearances continue, the tension and suspense grow. The author effectively builds a sense of unease, leaving readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the truth behind the valley's secrets. The pacing is well-maintained, with a good balance between action-packed scenes and moments of introspection, allowing for a deeper understanding of the characters' motivations.

What sets this book apart is its exploration of various themes, such as love, betrayal, and redemption. The author delves into the complexities of human relationships, highlighting the impact of past choices and the potential for growth and change. Through the captivating interactions between the characters, White raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of forgiveness and the power of redemption.

While the resolution of the mystery may not be entirely unpredictable, the journey to get there is thoroughly engaging. From the Valley of the Missing keeps readers hooked till the very end, providing a satisfying conclusion that ties up loose ends and leaves no stone unturned.

Overall, Grace Miller White has crafted an enthralling tale that blends mystery, romance, and the supernatural to create an unforgettable reading experience. With its well-developed characters, atmospheric setting, and intriguing plot, From the Valley of the Missing is a must-read for fans of suspenseful and thought-provoking novels.

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[Illustration: ANN SHELLINGTON ANTICIPATES EVIL.

Frontispiece ( Page 276.)]

FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSING BY GRACE MILLER WHITE

AUTHOR OF TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY

ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM THE PHOTO PLAY PRODUCED AND COPYRIGHTED BY THE FOX FILM CORPORATION

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS: NEW YORK

Copyright, 1911, by W. J. WATT & COMPANY

Published, August, 1911

"FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSING"

CHAPTER ONE

One afternoon in late October four lean mules, with stringy muscles dragging over their bones, stretched long legs at the whirring of their master's whip. The canalman was a short, ill favored brute, with coarse red hair and freckled skin. His nose, thickened by drink, threatened the short upper lip with obliteration. Straight from ear to ear, deep under his chin, was a zigzag scar made by a razor in his boyhood days, and under emotion the injured throat became convulsed at times, causing his words to be unintelligible. The red flannel shirt, patched with colors of lighter shades, lay open to the shoulders, showing the dark, rough skin.

"Git git up!" he stuttered; and for some minutes the boat moved silently, save for the swish of the water and the patter of the mules' feet on the narrow path by the river... Continue reading book >>




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