The Grey Room by Eden Phillpotts Page 1 of 222

Contents
CHAPTER I. THE HOUSE PARTY
CHAPTER II. AN EXPERIMENT
CHAPTER III. AT THE ORIEL
CHAPTER IV. "BY THE HAND OF GOD"
CHAPTER V. THE UNSEEN MOVES
CHAPTER VI. THE ORDER FROM LONDON
CHAPTER VII. THE FANATIC
CHAPTER VIII. THE LABORS OF THE FOUR
CHAPTER IX. THE NIGHT WATCH
CHAPTER X. SIGNOR VERGILIO MANNETTI.
CHAPTER XI. PRINCE DJEM
CHAPTER XII. THE GOLDEN BULL
CHAPTER XIII. TWO NOTES


CHAPTER I. THE HOUSE PARTY

The piers of the main entrance of Chadlands were of red brick, and upon each reposed a mighty sphere of grey granite. Behind them stretched away the park, where forest trees, nearly shorn of their leaves at the edge of winter, still answered the setting sun with fires of thinning foliage.

They sank away through stretches of brake fern, and already amid their trunks arose a thin, blue haze-breath of earth made visible by coming cold. There was frost in the air, and the sickle of a new moon hung where dusk of evening dimmed the green of the western sky.

The guns were returning, and eight men with three women arrived at the lofty gates. One of the party rode a grey pony, and a woman walked on each side of him. They chattered together, and the little company of tweed-clad people passed into Chadlands Park and trudged forward, where the manor house rose half a mile ahead.



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