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The Lost House

By: Richard Harding Davis
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Second Secretary told his young acquaintance Austin Ford, the New York Republic's London reporter, a state secret. A scenario for such an adventure was established on Sowell Street. The steps were broken and uncleaned, and the soot-stained cracked and neglected stucco house fronts gave the area a terrible appearance. A girl who claimed to live on the west side of the street and, according to her, in an upper story, posted a message on the door of a home on Sowell Street. The man who picked up the message claimed to have found it in the middle of the block, opposite the residences. Cuthbert observed Ford enter Dr. Prothero's home, see him move to the side, observe Ford leave the residence, and observe the door shut behind him. As Ford scurried about his prison's perimeter on tiptoe, looking for intruders, Miss Dale's eyes were glued to the windows. The three sharpshooters were firing point-blank at the windows from which Prothero and Pearsall were fighting their battle to the death with an as little caution as though confronting the butts at a rifle range. They appeared to be standing in front of a large grandstand that was filled with an army of ghosts while on a racetrack at night.

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Richard Harding Davis

American journalist and author of both fiction and drama, Richard Harding Davis. He covered the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War as the first American war reporter. Theodore Roosevelt's political career benefited immensely from his literature. At the start of the 20th century, he is credited for popularizing the clean-shaven image among males. On April 18, 1864, Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lemuel Clarke Davis, his father, served as editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Davis went to Swarthmore College and the Episcopal Academy as a young man. Davis saw Matanzas, Cuba, being shelled as part of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. His tale garnered media attention, but as a result, the Navy forbade journalists from boarding any American military vessel for the remainder of the conflict. After being detained by the Germans as a spy and eventually released, Davis covered the Salonika front during the First World War. Davis married twice, first to the artist Cecil Clark in 1899 and then to the actress and vaudeville performer Bessy McCoy after their divorce in 1912. On April 11, 1916, Davis suffered a heart attack while talking on the phone. Bessie McCoy, his wife, would pass away at the age of 42 in 1931 from intestinal issues.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 53 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357275533
  • ISBN-13: 9789357275538
  • Item Weight: 63.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.44 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General