Books: The Yellowbacks

THE HOUSE OF BEADLE AND ADAMS AND ITS DIME AND NICKEL NOVELS (2 vols., 919 pp.)—Albert Johannsen—Universify of Oklahoma ($20).

"Noiseless as spectres, Delano and the two maidens slid into the [ruffians' den]; and the young lieutenant . . . instantly singled out the chief from among his sleeping comrades, and with one fierce thrust, sent his cutlass directly through his body, and with such force, that the keen weapon was deeply sunk in the floor." The climax of The Signal; or, The King of the Blue Isle, by E. Curtiss Hine, was at hand. When Delano had finished his bloody work,...

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