A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus, The Parasite, The Mystery of Uncle Jeremy’s Household, The Winning Shot by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus is a novel by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1899. The novel features the story of a happily married couple which is threatened by a previous lover of the husband. Conan Doyle hoped that this would be his most successful novel to date, but the novel was widely panned for being banal and inane.

The Parasite is an 1894 novelette by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The main character is a young man known as Austin Gilroy. He studies physiology and knows a professor who is studying the occult. The young man is introduced to a middle-aged woman known as Miss Penclosa, who has a crippled leg and psychic powers. She is a friend of the Professor's wife. The skeptical Gilroy's fiancee, Agatha, is put into a trance to prove Miss Penclosa's powers. This succeeds and Gilroy begins to go to the Professor's house where Miss Penclosa practices her powers on him . This is so Gilroy can look at the physical part of the powers.

Miss Penclosa 'falls in love' with the unfortunate Gilroy. She starts to use her powers on him to make him caress and utter sweet nothings to her. He loses his temper, rejects her love, and she begins to play tricks on him with her powers. The series of cruel tricks ends with him in Agatha's room carrying a small bottle of sulphuric acid. He notices that it is half-past three. He rushes to Miss Penclosa's home and demands for her presence at the door. The nurse there answers in a frightened tone that she died at half-past three.

The Mystery of Uncle Jeremy’s Household — under the guise of a respectable, lovely governess, living modestly in the Yorkshire manor, hides a ruthless and cold-blooded killer — "Princess" of the order of Indian Stranglers...

The Winning Shot — Charlie and his bride Lottie peacefully spent the summer in Devon. Everything was going fine until they met a traveler Octavius Gaster. He falls in love with Lotte, quarrels with her fiance and runs away, promising to return. Meanwhile, the soon to begin competition in shooting...

Table of Contents:

A DUET WITH AN OCCASIONAL CHORUS
THE PARASITE
UNCLE JEREMY’S HOUSEHOLD
THE WINNING SHOT

 

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