Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Best Url Shortener
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomeAuthor Gaston LerouxPage 1
Famous Authors (View All Authors)

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 26. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited With Impatience The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 26. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited With Impatience

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 26. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited With Impatience
CHAPTER XXVI. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited with ImpatienceOn the 15th of January, that is to say, two months and a half after the tragic events I have narrated, the "Epoque" printed, as the first column of the front page, the following sensational article: "The Seine-et-Oise jury is summoned to-day to give its verdict on one of the most mysterious affairs in the annals of crime. There never has been a case with so many obscure, incomprehensible, and inexplicable points. And yet the prosecution has not hesitated to put into the prisoner's dock a man who is respected, esteemed, and... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 3486

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 25. Rouletabille Goes On A Journey The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 25. Rouletabille Goes On A Journey

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 25. Rouletabille Goes On A Journey
CHAPTER XXV. Rouletabille Goes on a JourneyThat same evening Rouletabille and I left the Glandier. We were very glad to get away and there was nothing more to keep us there. I declared my intention to give up the whole matter. It had been too much for me. Rouletabille, with a friendly tap on my shoulder, confessed that he had nothing more to learn at the Glandier; he had learned there all it had to tell him. We reached Paris about eight o'clock, dined, and then, tired out, we separated, agreeing to meet the next morning at my rooms. Rouletabille arrived... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1439

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 24. Rouletabille Knows The Two Halves Of The Murderer The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 24. Rouletabille Knows The Two Halves Of The Murderer

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 24. Rouletabille Knows The Two Halves Of The Murderer
CHAPTER XXIV. Rouletabille Knows the Two Halves of the MurdererMademoiselle Stangerson had been almost murdered for the second time. Unfortunately, she was in too weak a state to bear the severer injuries of this second attack as well as she had those of the first. She had received three wounds in the breast from the murderer's knife, and she lay long between life and death. Her strong physique, however, saved her; but though she recovered physically it was found that her mind had been affected. The slightest allusion to the terrible incident sent her into delirium, and the arrest of Robert... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1605

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 23. The Double Scent The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 23. The Double Scent

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 23. The Double Scent
CHAPTER XXIII. The Double ScentI had hardly recovered from the surprise into which this new discovery had plunged me, when Rouletabille touched me on the shoulder and asked me to follow him into his room. "What are we going to do there?" "To think the matter over." I confess I was in no condition for doing much thinking, nor could I understand how Rouletabille could so control himself as to be able calmly to sit down for reflection when he must have known that Mademoiselle Stangerson was at that moment almost on the point of death. But his self-control was more... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2378

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 22. The Incredible Body The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 22. The Incredible Body

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 22. The Incredible Body
CHAPTER XXII. The Incredible BodyI bent in great anxiety over the body of the reporter and had the joy to find that he was deeply sleeping, the same unhealthy sleep that I had seen fall upon Frederic Larsan. He had succumbed to the influence of the same drug that had been mixed with our food. How was it then, that I, also, had not been overcome by it? I reflected that the drug must have been put into our wine; because that would explain my condition. I never drink when eating. Naturally inclined to obesity, I am restricted to a dry... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 467

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 21. On The Watch The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 21. On The Watch

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 21. On The Watch
CHAPTER XXI. On the WatchThe act, which staggered me, did not appear to affect Rouletabille much. We returned to his room and, without even referring to what we had seen, he gave me his final instructions for the night. First we were to go to dinner; after dinner, I was to take my stand in the dark closet and wait there as long as it was necessary--to look out for what might happen. "If you see anything before I do," he explained, "you must let me know. If the man gets into the 'right' gallery by any other way than the... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 690

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 20. An Act Of Mademoiselle Stangerson The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 20. An Act Of Mademoiselle Stangerson

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 20. An Act Of Mademoiselle Stangerson
CHAPTER XX. An Act of Mademoiselle Stangerson"You remember me, Monsieur?" asked Rouletabille. "Perfectly!" replied Arthur Rance. "I recognise you as the lad at the bar. (The face of Rouletabille crimsoned at being called a "lad.") I want to shake hands with you. You are a bright little fellow." The American extended his hand and Rouletabille, relaxing his frown, shook it and introduced Mr. Arthur Rance to me. He invited him to share our meal. "No thanks. I breakfasted with Monsieur Stangerson." Arthur Rance spoke French perfectly,--almost without an accent. "I did not expect to have the pleasure of seeing you again,... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1181

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 16. Strange Phenomenon Of The Dissociation Of Matter The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 16. Strange Phenomenon Of The Dissociation Of Matter

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 16. Strange Phenomenon Of The Dissociation Of Matter
CHAPTER XVI. Strange Phenomenon of the Dissociation of Matter(EXTRACT FROM THE NOTE-BOOK OF JOSEPH ROULETABILLE, continued) "I am again at the window-sill," continues Rouletabille, "and once more I raise my head above it. Through an opening in the curtains, the arrangement of which has not been changed, I am ready to look, anxious to note the position in which I am going to find the murderer,--whether his back will still be turned towards me!--whether he is still seated at the desk writing! But perhaps--perhaps--he is no longer there!--Yet how could he have fled?--Was I not in possession of his ladder? I... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 891

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 15. The Trap The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 15. The Trap

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 15. The Trap
CHAPTER XV. The Trap(EXTRACT FROM THE NOTE-BOOK OF JOSEPH ROULETABILLE) "Last night--the night between the 29th and 30th of October--" wrote Joseph Rouletabille, "I woke up towards one o'clock in the morning. Was it sleeplessness, or noise without?--The cry of the Bete du Bon Dieu rang out with sinister loudness from the end of the park. I rose and opened the window. Cold wind and rain; opaque darkness; silence. I reclosed my window. Again the sound of the cat's weird cry in the distance. I partly dressed in haste. The weather was too bad for even a cat to be turned... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1163

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 14. 'I Expect The Assassin This Evening' The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 14. "I Expect The Assassin This Evening"

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 14. 'I Expect The Assassin This Evening'
CHAPTER XIV. "I Expect the Assassin This Evening""I must take you," said Rouletabille, "so as to enable you to understand, to the various scenes. I myself believe that I have discovered what everybody else is searching for, namely, how the murderer escaped from The Yellow Room, without any accomplice, and without Mademoiselle Stangerson having had anything to do with it. But so long as I am not sure of the real murderer, I cannot state the theory on which I am working. I can only say that I believe it to be correct and, in any case, a quite natural and... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2344

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 13. 'The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing Of Its Charm... The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 13. "The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing Of Its Charm...

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 13. 'The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing Of Its Charm...
CHAPTER XIII. "The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing of Its Charm, Nor the Garden Its Brightness"A week after the occurrence of the events I have just recounted--on the 2nd of November, to be exact--I received at my home in Paris the following telegraphic message: "Come to the Glandier by the earliest train. Bring revolvers. Friendly greetings. Rouletabille." I have already said, I think, that at that period, being a young barrister with but few briefs, I frequented the Palais de Justice rather for the purpose of familiarising myself with my professional duties than for the defence of the widow and orphan. I... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2576

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 12. Frederic Larsan's Cane The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 12. Frederic Larsan's Cane

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 12. Frederic Larsan's Cane
CHAPTER XII. Frederic Larsan's CaneIt was not till six o'clock that I left the chateau, taking with me the article hastily written by my friend in the little sitting-room which Monsieur Robert Darzac had placed at our disposal. The reporter was to sleep at the chateau, taking advantage of the to me inexplicable hospitality offered him by Monsieur Robert Darzac, to whom Monsieur Stangerson, in that sad time, left the care of all his domestic affairs. Nevertheless he insisted on accompanying me to the station at Epinay. In crossing the park, he said to me: "Frederic is really very clever and... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 3391

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 11. In Which Frederic Larsan Explains How The Murderer... The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 11. In Which Frederic Larsan Explains How The Murderer...

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 11. In Which Frederic Larsan Explains How The Murderer...
CHAPTER XI. In Which Frederic Larsan Explains How the Murderer Was Able to Get Out of The Yellow RoomAmong the mass of papers, legal documents, memoirs, and extracts from newspapers, which I have collected, relating to the mystery of The Yellow Room, there is one very interesting piece; it is a detail of the famous examination which took place that afternoon, in the laboratory of Professor Stangerson, before the Chief of the Surete. This narrative is from the pen of Monsieur Maleine, the Registrar, who, like the examining magistrate, had spent some of his leisure time in the pursuit of literature.... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1784

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 10. 'We Shall Have To Eat Red Meat--Now' The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 10. "We Shall Have To Eat Red Meat--Now"

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 10. 'We Shall Have To Eat Red Meat--Now'
CHAPTER X. "We Shall Have to Eat Red Meat--Now"The Donjon Inn was of no imposing appearance; but I like these buildings with their rafters blackened with age and the smoke of their hearths--these inns of the coaching-days, crumbling erections that will soon exist in the memory only. They belong to the bygone days, they are linked with history. They make us think of the Road, of those days when highwaymen rode. I saw at once that the Donjon Inn was at least two centuries old--perhaps older. Under its sign-board, over the threshold, a man with a crabbed-looking face was standing, seemingly... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1010

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 6. In The Heart Of The Oak Grove The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 6. In The Heart Of The Oak Grove

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 6. In The Heart Of The Oak Grove
CHAPTER VI. In the Heart of the Oak GroveWe reached the chateau, and, as we approached it, saw four gendarmes pacing in front of a little door in the ground floor of the donjon. We soon learned that in this ground floor, which had formerly served as a prison, Monsieur and Madame Bernier, the concierges, were confined. Monsieur Robert Darzac led us into the modern part of the chateau by a large door, protected by a projecting awning--a "marquise" as it is called. Rouletabille, who had resigned the horse and the cab to the care of a servant, never took his... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1346

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 5. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes A Remark... The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 5. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes A Remark...

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 5. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes A Remark...
CHAPTER V. In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes a Remark to Monsieur Robert Darzac Which Produces Its Little EffectRouletabille and I had been walking for several minutes, by the side of a long wall bounding the vast property of Monsieur Stangerson and had already come within sight of the entrance gate, when our attention was drawn to an individual who, half bent to the ground, seemed to be so completely absorbed in what he was doing as not to have seen us coming towards him. At one time he stooped so low as almost to touch the ground; at another he drew... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1652

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 4. 'In The Bosom Of Wild Nature' The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 4. "In The Bosom Of Wild Nature"

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 4. 'In The Bosom Of Wild Nature'
CHAPTER IV. "In the Bosom of Wild Nature"The Chateau du Glandier is one of the oldest chateaux in the Ile de France so many building remains of the feudal period are still standing. Built originally in the heart of the forest, in the reign of Philip le Bel, it now could be seen a few hundred yards from the road leading from the village of Sainte-Genevieve to Monthery. A mass of inharmonious structures, it is dominated by a donjon. When the visitor has mounted the crumbling steps of this ancient donjon, he reaches a little plateau where, in the seventeenth... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2328

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 3. 'A Man Has Passed Like A Shadow Through The Blinds' The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 3. "A Man Has Passed Like A Shadow Through The Blinds"

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 3. 'A Man Has Passed Like A Shadow Through The Blinds'
CHAPTER III. "A Man Has Passed Like a Shadow Through the Blinds"Half an hour later Rouletabille and I were on the platform of the Orleans station, awaiting the departure of the train which was to take us to Epinay-sur-Orge. On the platform we found Monsieur de Marquet and his Registrar, who represented the Judicial Court of Corbeil. Monsieur Marquet had spent the night in Paris, attending the final rehearsal, at the Scala, of a little play of which he was the unknown author, signing himself simply "Castigat Ridendo." Monsieur de Marquet was beginning to be a "noble old gentleman." Generally he... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2170

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 2. In Which Joseph Roultabille Appears For The First Time The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 2. In Which Joseph Roultabille Appears For The First Time

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 2. In Which Joseph Roultabille Appears For The First Time
CHAPTER II. In Which Joseph Roultabille Appears for the First TimeI remember as well as if it had occurred yesterday, the entry of young Rouletabille into my bedroom that morning. It was about eight o'clock and I was still in bed reading the article in the "Matin" relative to the Glandier crime. But, before going further, it is time that I present my friend to the reader. I first knew Joseph Rouletabille when he was a young reporter. At that time I was a beginner at the Bar and often met him in the corridors of examining magistrates, when I had... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 1724

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 1. In Which We Begin Not To Understand The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 1. In Which We Begin Not To Understand

The Mystery Of The Yellow Room - Chapter 1. In Which We Begin Not To Understand
CHAPTER I. In Which We Begin Not to UnderstandIt is not without a certain emotion that I begin to recount here the extraordinary adventures of Joseph Rouletabille. Down to the present time he had so firmly opposed my doing it that I had come to despair of ever publishing the most curious of police stories of the past fifteen years. I had even imagined that the public would never know the whole truth of the prodigious case known as that of The Yellow Room, out of which grew so many mysterious, cruel, and sensational dramas, with which my friend was so... Long Stories - Post by : wishmaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gaston Leroux - Read : 2075