The Yellow Danger

M.P. Shiel


The Yellow Danger

The Yellow Danger

  • Title: The Yellow Danger
  • Author: M.P. Shiel
  • ISBN: 9781230247090
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback



This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1898 edition Excerpt CHAPTER XXXI THE MEETING As for the girl Seward, Hardy was told by his agent that she occupied a flat in Bloomsbury, a flat rather well furnished, wThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1898 edition Excerpt CHAPTER XXXI THE MEETING As for the girl Seward, Hardy was told by his agent that she occupied a flat in Bloomsbury, a flat rather well furnished, where, with a servant of her own, she lived alone And, without five minutes delay, Hardy was in a carriage hurrying to the address given He doubted if this could be the girl he wanted She lived, certainly, under another name And how came Ada, the nurse maid, to be flourishing in such a style Morbidly anxious as he was to have her safe and sure in his own keeping, it hardly occurred to him that this very opulence accounted for the reticences and hesitations of her brother with regard to her But in twenty minutes he was sure On a third floor a servant led him into a smug drawing room, and there, on the wall, he saw an oval coloured photograph and he recognised the slim bust, and the little Chinese eyes, and the piquant Geisha girl face, warm yellow in tint At the door, the servant, a narrow browed, mean looking creature, had told him that Miss Seward was away and as he wished to speak further, she had asked him within Where, then, was Miss Seward She had gone away When Four hours before Where to To Dover Was that certain Quite certain But whatever had she gone to Dover for That the servant could not say, or would not say But was Miss Seward coming back soon The servant did not think so Miss Seward had left her sufficient money to keep her for some time Did the servant know much of Miss Seward, s private affairs She knew something She and Miss Seward were very good friends indeed Miss Seward sometimes spoke of things to her But, of course, she did not know everything What did everything, mean It meant nothing Then Hardy began to woo, to implore then to speak of


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Imagine Fu Manchu traveled back in time to the turn of the century and caused World War 1 to start early while losing some height and IQ points. Now imagine that rather than being an exciting cloak & dagger mystery, it's a sort of newspaper account of large and uninteresting events. You see M.P. Shiel's “The Yellow Danger” is subtitled “The Story of the World's Greatest War” and it is devoted to earning that part of its title. Its master villain, Dr. Yen How, uses his evil genius to [...]

One of the first of the 'Yellow Peril' books the main villain 'Dr. Yen How' was an inspiration for 'Fu Manchu'. When it gets right down to it this is essentially a Zombie Apocalypse story with all the zombies replaced by chinese people. If you think that sounds a bit racist well yes its racist BUT its not as racist as you might be expecting. The villain is described in surprisingly Hitler-esque language, he creates a cult of personality about himself and manipulates the people of china and japan [...]


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