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The Sixth Sense A Novel   By: (1888-1967)

The Sixth Sense A Novel by Stephen McKenna

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THE SIXTH SENSE

A Novel

by

STEPHEN McKENNA

Author of "The Reluctant Lovers" "Sheila Intervenes"

"The World is a Comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel." Horace Walpole to Sir Horace Mann.

London Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1915

À L'INTROUVABLE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

PROLOGUE. LONDON AFTER TWENTY YEARS 1

I. WAR À OUTRANCE 25

II. SUPPER WITH A MYSTIC 46

III. BRANDON COURT 62

IV. THE FIRST ROUND 84

V. COMMEMORATION 103

VI. THE SECOND ROUND 123

VII. A CAUSE CÉLÈBRE 140

VIII. HENLEY AND AFTER 160

IX. THE THIRD ROUND 178

X. THE ZEAL THAT OUTRUNS DISCRETION 197

XI. THE AMATEUR DETECTIVE 214

XII. THE SIXTH SENSE 232

XIII. OR THE OBVIOUS ALTERNATIVE 247

XIV. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY 263

XV. THE RAID 279

XVI. RIMINI 296

EPILOGUE 308

THE SIXTH SENSE

PROLOGUE

LONDON AFTER TWENTY YEARS

"As when a traveller, bound from North to South, Scouts fur in Russia: what's its use in France? In France spurns flannel: where's its need in Spain? In Spain drops cloth, too cumbrous for Algiers! Linen goes next, and last the skin itself, A superfluity at Timbuctoo. When, through his journey was the fool at ease? I'm at ease now, friend; worldly in this world, I take and like its way of life; I think My brothers who administer the means, Live better for my comfort that's good too; And God, if he pronounce upon such life, Approves my service, which is better still."

ROBERT BROWNING: "Bishop Blougram's Apology."

I paused, with my foot on the lowest step of the Club, to mark the changes that had overtaken Pall Mall during my twenty years' absence from England.

The old War Office, of course, was gone; some of the shops on the north side were being demolished; and the Automobile Club was new and unassimilated. In my day, too, the Athenæum had not been painted Wedgwood green. Compared, however, with the Strand or Mall, Piccadilly or Whitehall, marvellously little change had taken place. I made an exception in favour of the character and velocity of the traffic: the bicycle boom was in its infancy when I left England: I returned to find the horse practically extinct, and the streets of London as dangerous as the railway stations of America... Continue reading book >>




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