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The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
By: (1882-1978?)

It's 1865 in the city of San Francisco. Pretty, young Ellie Fenwick is walking to the market early one morning to surprise her father with some fresh mushrooms. As she passes a gambling house, she hears a gunshot and two young men emerge. One man falls dead on the pavement and the other is Johnny Montgomery, a handsome young man Ellie recognizes from seeing him previously at a dance. Johnny is holding a smoking pistol in his hand. This incident propels the proper young Ellie into a world of prisons and courtrooms as a murder trial unfolds and the fate of Johnny may rest with her testimony. But, what is the connection with the mysterious Spanish Woman, who lives in a grand house and supposedly has friends in 'high places'? Who else was in the gambling house at that time of the morning before it had opened? What about the whispered conversations between Ellie's father, Mr. Fenwick, and his friend, Mr. Bingley, a prominent attorney prosecuting the case? Things are not always what they may seem... (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett)

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[Illustration: Cover art]

[Frontispiece: Looking up at her I felt she had won.]

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

BY

LUCIA CHAMBERLAIN

Author of

THE COAST OF CHANCE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

HERMAN PFEIFER

New York

GROSSET & DUNLAP

Publishers

COPYRIGHT 1909

THE BOBBS MERRILL COMPANY

MAY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

PROLOGUE THE CITY I THE BASKET OF MUSHROOMS II THE EVIDENCE III THE RUMORS IV THE FIRST DAY IN COURT V THE SECOND DAY IN COURT VI THE SPANISH WOMAN'S HOUSE VII THE REFUGE VIII THE LAST DAY OF THE TRIAL IX THE CONCEALMENT X A LIGHT IN THE DARK XI THE LUGGER EPILOGUE TWO YEARS

ILLUSTRATIONS

Looking up at her I felt she had won. . . . . . Frontispiece

"What's the matter, child?" father said.

I tried to make myself look as pretty as possible.

[Transcriber's note: A fourth illustration was missing from the book.]

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

PROLOGUE

THE CITY

The city is always gray. Even in March, the greenest month of all, when the Presidio, and the Mission Hills, and the islands in the bay are beautiful with spring, there's only such a little bit of green gets into the city! It lies in the lap of five hills, climbing upward toward their crests where the trees are all doubled and bent by the trade wind... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 2, 2015
Subject: Other side of the door
A good mystery, though the main character is at times 'a fluffy little girl' and at other times an observate and resolute individual, possibly due to the era of the book. Well narrated (annunciated), throughout.
January 18, 2014
Good mystery/romance. A teen might enjoy this. thanks to the reader.


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