The Dark House-logo

The Dark House

George Manville Fenn

An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really knew him were the old lawyer who dealt with his affairs, and an old Indian servant. Yet when the will had been read, and they all went to where the treasure--gold, jewels and bank-notes--were supposed to be hidden, nothing could be found.There are an unusual number of deaths, by murder and in self-defence, as the story unfolds, and we are left in total suspense until the very end of the very last chapter. The person who works out where the treasure must be, and how it got there, does not come on the scene until almost the last chapter, and even then he has to go on business to Americabefore he can come in and explain his theory, which proves to be right. (Summary by Gutenberg)

An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really knew him were the old lawyer who dealt with his affairs, and an old Indian servant. Yet when the will had been read, and they all went to where the treasure--gold, jewels and bank-notes--were supposed to be hidden, nothing could be found.There are an unusual number of deaths, by murder and in self-defence, as the story unfolds, and we are left in total suspense until the very end of the very last chapter. The person who works out where the treasure must be, and how it got there, does not come on the scene until almost the last chapter, and even then he has to go on business to Americabefore he can come in and explain his theory, which proves to be right. (Summary by Gutenberg)
More Information

Description:

An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really knew him were the old lawyer who dealt with his affairs, and an old Indian servant. Yet when the will had been read, and they all went to where the treasure--gold, jewels and bank-notes--were supposed to be hidden, nothing could be found.There are an unusual number of deaths, by murder and in self-defence, as the story unfolds, and we are left in total suspense until the very end of the very last chapter. The person who works out where the treasure must be, and how it got there, does not come on the scene until almost the last chapter, and even then he has to go on business to Americabefore he can come in and explain his theory, which proves to be right. (Summary by Gutenberg)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:39