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The Hand of Fu-Manchu

The Hand of Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
By: (1883 -1959)

Further adventures of Nayland Smith and Doctor Petrie as they continue their battles against the evil genius, Dr Fu-Manchu.

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THE HAND OF FU MANCHU

Being a New Phase in the Activities of Fu Manchu, the Devil Doctor

by

SAX ROHMER

THE HAND OF FU MANCHU

CHAPTER I

THE TRAVELER FROM TIBET

"Who's there?" I called sharply.

I turned and looked across the room. The window had been widely opened when I entered, and a faint fog haze hung in the apartment, seeming to veil the light of the shaded lamp. I watched the closed door intently, expecting every moment to see the knob turn. But nothing happened.

"Who's there?" I cried again, and, crossing the room, I threw open the door.

The long corridor without, lighted only by one inhospitable lamp at a remote end, showed choked and yellowed with this same fog so characteristic of London in November. But nothing moved to right nor left of me. The New Louvre Hotel was in some respects yet incomplete, and the long passage in which I stood, despite its marble facings, had no air of comfort or good cheer; palatial it was, but inhospitable.

I returned to the room, reclosing the door behind me, then for some five minutes or more I stood listening for a repetition of that mysterious sound, as of something that both dragged and tapped, which already had arrested my attention... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - September 10, 2014
Subject: The Hand of Fu-Manchu
Not the best of stories, long winded in getting to the final chapter. Once again the character voices are less than pleasing to the ear even though the story is reasonably well read.


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