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The Mystery of Mary

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Handsome young Tryon Dunham has just returned home on the train from a business trip one evening when he's accosted by a beautiful young woman at the station. She's terrified that she's being followed and asks Dunham if she may walk with him away from the station. Her manner and appearance are those of a well-dressed and well-bred lady. However, she refuses to tell Tryon her real name or why she is running away. He feels a responsibility for her and arranges for her to accompany him to a dinner party where she delights everyone there with her exceptional musical talent at the piano. Tryon then assists her in leaving the city on a later train that same night. Captivated by her beauty and talent, he is determined to solve the mystery of her identity. What frightened her so badly that she would leave wearing only the clothes on her back and no money? Is she an adventuress or thief masquerading as a lady in distress? A beautiful lunatic who has escaped an asylum? An heiress who has been declared missing? Tryon will not stop searching until he knows the answer. (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett.)

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THE MYSTERY OF MARY

BY GRACE LIVINGSTON HILL LUTZ

AUTHOR OF

MARCIA SCHUYLER, PHOEBE DEANE, ETC.

FRONTISPIECE BY

ANNA W. SPEAKMAN

[Illustration]

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

THE MYSTERY OF MARY

[Illustration: THEY STRUGGLED UP, SCARCELY PAUSING FOR BREATH Page 8 ]

The Mystery of Mary

I

He paused on the platform and glanced at his watch. The train on which he had just arrived was late. It hurried away from the station, and was swallowed up in the blackness of the tunnel, as if it knew its own shortcomings and wished to make up for them.

It was five minutes of six, and as the young man looked back at the long flight of steps that led to the bridge across the tracks, a delicate pencilling of electric light flashed into outline against the city's deepening dusk, emphasizing the lateness of the hour. He had a dinner engagement at seven, and it was yet some distance to his home, where a rapid toilet must be made if he were to arrive on time... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 15, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Her books are always enticing with enough romance and some action to keep you engaged. Simple and classic. The reader is phenomenal!
Reviewer: - July 4, 2014
The story itself was normal Grace Livingston Hill, not great but okay. However the reader was outstanding!! Easy to listen to and understand.


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