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The Goddess, a Demon (Paperback) Loot Price: R467
Discovery Miles 4 670
The Goddess, a Demon (Paperback): Richard Marsh

The Goddess, a Demon (Paperback)

Richard Marsh

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI THE LEGACY OF THE SCARLET HANDS We could do nothing for him. The shock of the surprise, for a moment, held us motionless. But so soon as we realised that the man was being hacked to death before our eyes, we rushed to his assistance. It was of no avail. Death had, probably, been instantaneous, so much mercy the creature showed. A sharp-pointed blade, more than eighteen inches long, which proceeded from its stomach, had pierced him through and through. The writhing, gibbering puppet held him skewered in a dozen places. To have released him we should have had to tear him into pieces. When I tried to drag him free, I only succeeded in bringing the whole thing over. Down he came, with his assailant sticking to him like a limpet. Pinning him on to the floor, it continued its extraordinary contortions, lacerating its victim with every movement in a hundred different places. It was difficult to believe that it was not alive. Perceiving that it was not to be persuaded by any other means to loosen its embrace, I struck it on the back, again and again, with a heavy wooden chair. Presently it was still; its movements ceased; it became again inanimate. As if its lust for blood was glutted, it rolled over, lethargically, upon its side, leaving its handiwork exposed--a horrible spectacle. A grin--as it were a smile, born of repletion--was on the creature's face. Later, the thing was torn to pieces; its anatomy laid bare. Examination showed that its construction had been diabolically ingenious. It was simply a light steel frame, shaped to resemble a human body, to which was attached a number of strong springs, which were set in motion by clockwork machinery. The whole had been encased in scarlet leather, so that, when completed, it resembled nothing so mu...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Richard Marsh
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91344-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91344-4
Barcode: 9781150913440

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