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The Thing from the Lake

The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
By: (1886-1921)

To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place.

Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating from the tiny lake at the back of the house coupled with a permeation of sickly odors. An evil presence then begins to visit him during the witching hours of the late night, challenging him to a battle of wits from which there can be only one victor.

Is his mysterious female visitor there to help and encourage him to flee from the house, or is she working in tandem with The Thing From the Lake?

A gripping, occasionally frightening tale, Ms. Ingram wastes no time in grabbing the reader into the story and manages to weave a tale that will leave the reader guessing at every turn of events. (Summary by Roger Melin)

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THE THING FROM THE LAKE

by

ELEANOR M. INGRAM

Author of "From the Car Behind", "The Unafraid", etc.

Copyright, 1921, by J. B. Lippincott Company Printed by J. B. Lippincott Company at the Washington Square Press Philadelphia, U. S. A.

CHAPTER I

"As well give up the Bible at once, as our belief in apparitions." WESLEY.

The house cried out to me for help.

In the after knowledge I now possess of what was to happen there, that impression is not more clearly definite than it was at my first sight of the place. Let me at once set down that this is not the story of a haunted house. It is, or was, a beleaguered house; strangely besieged as was Prague in the old legend, when a midnight army of spectres unfurled pale banners and encamped around the city walls.

Of course, I did not know all this, the day that my real estate agent brought his little car to a stop before the dilapidated farm. I believed the house only appealed to be lived in; for deliverance from the destroying work of neglect and time... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 27, 2014
Subject: The Thing From The Lake
Great Book! The narrator was Excellent! Enjoyed every minute of his reading!
Reviewer: - August 31, 2013
Subject: Fantastic reader and really surprising book
Roger Melin must be a professional-His reading is absolutely top and very entertaining. The story is surprising and giving thought for different views on reality. Thank you sooo much for offering this opportunity to listen to this story in this way.
Reviewer: - July 11, 2013
Subject: Good Book !
A pretty interesting book! The Narrator does an excellent job! Congratulations!
Reviewer: - February 17, 2013
Subject: Mystery
Great story and narration.


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