Excerpt: ...of you. In fact, you had a perfect fascination for me! You have the same fascination now, -only it is a fascination that terrifies me!" I was silent. "The other night," she went on-"when Mr. Santoris first came on board I had a singular impression that he was or had been an enemy of mine, -though where or how I could not say. It was this that frightened me, and made me too ill and nervous to go with you on that excursion to Loch Coruisk. And I want to get away from him! I never had such impressions before-and ...
Excerpt: ...of you. In fact, you had a perfect fascination for me! You have the same fascination now, -only it is a fascination that terrifies me!" I was silent. "The other night," she went on-"when Mr. Santoris first came on board I had a singular impression that he was or had been an enemy of mine, -though where or how I could not say. It was this that frightened me, and made me too ill and nervous to go with you on that excursion to Loch Coruisk. And I want to get away from him! I never had such impressions before-and even now, -looking at you, -I feel there's something in you which is quite "uncanny,"-it troubles me! Oh!-I'm sure you mean me no harm-you are bright and amiable and adaptable and all that-but-I'm afraid of you!" "Poor Catherine!" I said, very gently-"These are merely nervous ideas! There is nothing to fear from me-no, nothing!" For here she suddenly leaned forward and took my hand, looking earnestly in my face-"How can you imagine such a thing possible?" "Are you sure?" she half whispered-"When I called you "pagan" just now I had a sort of dim recollection of a fair woman like you, -a woman I seemed to know who was really a pagan! Yet I don't know how I knew her, or where I met her-a woman who, for some reason or other, was hateful to me because I was jealous of her! These curious fancies have haunted my mind only since that man Santoris came on board, -and I told Dr. Brayle exactly what I felt." "And what did he say?" I asked. "He said that it was all the work of Santoris, who was an evident professor of psychical imposture-" I sprang up. "Let him say that to ME!" I exclaimed-"Let him dare to say it! and I will prove who is the impostor to his face!" She retreated from me with wide-open eyes of alarm. "Why do you look at me like that?" she said. "We didn't really kill you-except-in a dream!" A sudden silence fell between us; something cold and shadowy and impalpable seemed to possess the very air. If by...
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Good. 5x7" GOOD Condition, cover some bleach areas. Red Clothbound; 439+pg pages; Occult author. Romance novels, often with a religious Mystical view. FAIRY SHIP; VISIONS; LOVE LETTER; includes AUTHOR'S PROLOGUE. Black Spine & Cover Titles On Red Cloth Hard Covers. Solidly Bound. ep name "Mrs. Hugh MacLennan.."
Good. B002DGEDQQ Uncommon First thus Methuen (Great Britain, distributed in Canada) 1964 softcover. Good+ to Very Good minus. Tiny split at the base of the spine, mild soiling on the base edge, some check marks by Corelli's other novels on the page preceding the title page but no other markings.
Hardcover. Octavo. 440pp. Red cloth lettered in yellow on spine & front board. Marie Corelli, 1855-1924, was an enormously popular British writer of often occult-themed fiction, whose novels such as Ardath, A Romance of Two Worlds, The Sorrows of Satan, The Soul of Lilith, and Ziska, are considered by some to be minor classics of supernatural fiction. Her books had a wide readership-including Gerald Gardner who had four of her novels in his library-and Aleister Crowley, who refered to her in several book reviews. Cloth a bit rubbed and lightly spot soiled, page-edges slightly toned, spine slightly faded and spine ends chafed with a few tiny tears, gutter cracked (but holding) at title-page, else a solid Good copy (no dust jacket).
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