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Lost Pond   By: (1850-)

Lost Pond by Henry Abbott

Lost Pond by Henry Abbott is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the depths of human perseverance and the undying hope for redemption. The author has masterfully crafted a tale that seamlessly weaves together elements of mystery, survival, and self-discovery, captivating the reader from the very first page.

Set in the quiet town of Willowbrook, Lost Pond introduces us to a diverse and intriguing cast of characters, each with their own compelling backstory and motivations. The protagonist, Rachel Morgan, a young and spirited woman haunted by her troubled past, finds herself inexplicably drawn to the secrets buried within the enigmatic Lost Pond. As she delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the pond, she uncovers a web of dark secrets that threaten to consume her.

Abbott's writing style is elegant and evocative, immersing the reader in the atmospheric setting of Willowbrook. The author's vivid descriptions breathe life into the town, making it feel like a character in its own right. From the dense forests to the mist-covered pond, every scene is crafted with meticulous detail, transporting the reader to this eerie and foreboding world.

The pacing of Lost Pond is another noteworthy aspect of Abbott's storytelling. The author skillfully builds tension throughout the narrative, gradually revealing shocking revelations and unexpected twists that keep the reader guessing until the very end. The complex plot is intricately interwoven, seamlessly blending elements of suspense, terror, and even a touch of supernatural.

What sets Lost Pond apart from other novels in the genre is its exploration of human resilience and the power of redemption. Through Rachel's journey, Abbott delves into themes of guilt, forgiveness, and the lengths people will go to make amends. The emotional depth of the characters and their personal growth throughout the story add layers of complexity to the plot, making it far more than a simple mystery novel.

Lost Pond is an impressive debut by Henry Abbott, a novel that transcends mere entertainment and leaves a lasting impact on the reader. With its compelling characters, atmospheric setting, and profound exploration of human nature, this book is sure to captivate those who appreciate a thought-provoking and immersive reading experience. Abbott has proven himself to be a gifted storyteller, and I eagerly await his future works.

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Copyright 1915 by HENRY ABBOTT


"Lost Pond" was a tradition, a myth. It had never been seen by any living person. Two dead men, it was alleged, had visited it on several occasions while they were yet living.

Wonderful tales were told about that pond for which many persons had hunted, but which no one of the present generation had ever been able to find.

Every guide in Long Lake township talked about Lost Pond and repeated the legends, which through the passing years had probably lost none of their original enticements. Many of these guides had even got the stories at first hand from Captain Parker and Mitchel Sabattis.

Captain Parker, a famous hunter and trapper, had died about ten years ago at the good old age of ninety four years. Mitchel Sabattis, an Indian, who had married a white woman and had brought up a family of husky half breeds, was the first settler in the Long Lake country. He was a highly respected citizen, and a mountain and a United States post office had been named after him. Sabattis lived to be a very old man. Many believed him to be past a hundred years when he died, but the family Bible was not available to prove the date of his birth.

Now, all of the natives knew that Lost Pond was somewhere on Seward Mountain, and they apparently believed that the best fishing place in the State was right in that pond... Continue reading book >>

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