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The Open Door and The Portrait: Stories of the Seen and the Unseen

The Open Door and The Portrait: Stories of the Seen and the Unseen by Margaret Oliphant
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Two stories with mysterious occurrences by Margaret O. Oliphant, originally published in 1881.

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THE OPEN DOOR, AND THE PORTRAIT

Stories of the Seen and the Unseen

By Margaret O. Wilson Oliphant's

1881

I

THE OPEN DOOR.

I took the house of Brentwood on my return from India in 18 , for the temporary accommodation of my family, until I could find a permanent home for them. It had many advantages which made it peculiarly appropriate. It was within reach of Edinburgh; and my boy Roland, whose education had been considerably neglected, could go in and out to school; which was thought to be better for him than either leaving home altogether or staying there always with a tutor. The first of these expedients would have seemed preferable to me; the second commended itself to his mother. The doctor, like a judicious man, took the midway between. "Put him on his pony, and let him rile into the High School every morning; it will do him all the good in the world," Dr. Simson said; "and when it is bad weather, there is the train." His mother accepted this solution of the difficulty more easily than I could have hoped; and our pale faced boy, who had never known anything more invigorating than Simla, began to encounter the brisk breezes of the North in the subdued severity of the month of May... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 5, 2015
Subject: The Open Door and the Portrait
The Open Door, a good story well narrated. The Portrait, I'll never know, couldn't listen to the narrator.


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