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The Stillwater Tragedy

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The Stillwater Tragedy (1880) is a novel by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Excerpt from the book: “The chimney-stack of one house sends up no smoke. Yet the carefully trained ivy over the porch intimate that the place is not unoccupied. The sun appears to beat in vain at the casements of this silent house, which has a curiously sullen and defiant air, as if it had desperately and successfully barricaded itself against the approach of morning; yet if one were standing in the room that leads from the bed-chamber on the ground-floor—the room with the latticed window—one would see a ray of light thrust through a chink of the shutters, and pointing like a human finger at an object which lies by the hearth. This finger, gleaming, motionless, and awful in its precision, points to the body of old Mr. Lemuel Shackford, who lies there dead in his night-dress, with a gash across his forehead. In the darkness of that summer night a deed darker than the night itself had been done in Stillwater.”

The Stillwater Tragedy (1880) is a novel by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Excerpt from the book: “The chimney-stack of one house sends up no smoke. Yet the carefully trained ivy over the porch intimate that the place is not unoccupied. The sun appears to beat in vain at the casements of this silent house, which has a curiously sullen and defiant air, as if it had desperately and successfully barricaded itself against the approach of morning; yet if one were standing in the room that leads from the bed-chamber on the ground-floor—the room with the latticed window—one would see a ray of light thrust through a chink of the shutters, and pointing like a human finger at an object which lies by the hearth. This finger, gleaming, motionless, and awful in its precision, points to the body of old Mr. Lemuel Shackford, who lies there dead in his night-dress, with a gash across his forehead. In the darkness of that summer night a deed darker than the night itself had been done in Stillwater.”
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Classics

Description:

The Stillwater Tragedy (1880) is a novel by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Excerpt from the book: “The chimney-stack of one house sends up no smoke. Yet the carefully trained ivy over the porch intimate that the place is not unoccupied. The sun appears to beat in vain at the casements of this silent house, which has a curiously sullen and defiant air, as if it had desperately and successfully barricaded itself against the approach of morning; yet if one were standing in the room that leads from the bed-chamber on the ground-floor—the room with the latticed window—one would see a ray of light thrust through a chink of the shutters, and pointing like a human finger at an object which lies by the hearth. This finger, gleaming, motionless, and awful in its precision, points to the body of old Mr. Lemuel Shackford, who lies there dead in his night-dress, with a gash across his forehead. In the darkness of that summer night a deed darker than the night itself had been done in Stillwater.”

Language:

English

Narrators:

Victoria Bradley

Length:

5h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:34