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The House of a Thousand Candles

The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
By: (1866-1947)

A reputedly wealthy and eccentric old man dies in Vermont. His home, the House of a Thousand Candles, so called for the owner's preference to candle light, is left empty save a faithful servant -- his fortune mysteriously vanished, though rumored to still have been hidden in the house somewhere. John Glenarm, the late old man's grandson, stands to inherit the estate (and so the secret fortune) under the stipulation that he live in the house for one year. If he fails, the house will be forfeited and awarded to Marian Devereaux, the niece of the nun who operates the nearby Saint Agatha's School for girls. Mister Pickering, the executor of the estate and childhood rival of John's, decides to find the hidden treasure before young Glenarm does.

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The House of a Thousand Candles

Meredith Nicholson

The House of a Thousand Candles

By Meredith Nicholson Author of The Main Chance Zelda Dameron, Etc.

With Illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy

“So on the morn there fell new tidings and other adventures” Malory



To Margaret My Sister


CHAPTER I The Will of John Marshall Glenarm II A Face at Sherry’s III The House of a Thousand Candles IV A Voice From the Lake V A Red Tam O’ Shanter VI The Girl and the Canoe VII The Man on the Wall VIII A String of Gold Beads IX The Girl and the Rabbit X An Affair With the Caretaker XI I Receive a Caller XII I Explore a Passage XIII A Pair of Eavesdroppers XIV The Girl in Gray XV I Make an Engagement XVI The Passing of Olivia XVII Sister Theresa XVIII Golden Butterflies XIX I Meet an Old Friend XX A Triple Alliance XXI Pickering Serves Notice XXII The Return of Marian Devereux XXIII The Door of Bewilderment XXIV A Prowler of The Night XXV Besieged XXVI The Fight in the Library XXVII Changes and Chances XXVIII Shorter Vistas XXIX And So the Light Led Me

The House of a Thousand Candles



Pickering’s letter bringing news of my grandfather’s death found me at Naples early in October... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 17, 2017
Subject: The house of a thousand candles
Excellent reading and a lovely old fashioned mystery!!! Reminded me of Dornford Yates books, more please!!
Reviewer: - November 3, 2015
Great narrator.
Reviewer: - July 26, 2013
Subject: An old house with treasure?
This is classic "haunted house" mystery/love story. It's best part is the numerous "class " and regional accents as presented by the reader. I really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Subject: Classic Old House Mystery
Thoroughly enjoyable yarn read with a lively humour that perfectly reflected the character of the young man recounting his adventures.

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