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The Haunted Hotel

By Collins, Wilkie

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Book Id: WPLBN0000002327
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Haunted Hotel  
Author: Collins, Wilkie
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Collins, W. (n.d.). The Haunted Hotel. Retrieved from http://www.ipad-library.net/


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'Won't go?' The Doctor smiled as he repeated the words. He was a humourist in his way; and there was an absurd side to the situation which rather amused him. 'Has this obstinate lady given you her name?' he inquired. 'No, sir. She refused to give any name -- she said she wouldn't keep you five minutes, and the matter was too important to wait till to-morrow. There she is in the consulting-room; and how to get her out again is more than I know.' Doctor Wybrow considered for a moment. His knowledge of women (professionally speaking) rested on the ripe experience of more than thirty years; he had met with them in all their varieties -- especially the variety which knows nothing of the value of time, and never hesitates at sheltering itself behind the privileges of its sex. A glance at his watch informed him that he must soon begin his rounds among the patients who were waiting for him at their own houses. He decided forthwith on taking the only wise course that was open under the circumstances. In other words, he decided on taking to flight.

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