The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier

By Daphne du Maurier

Dick younger is lent a home in Cornwall via his pal Professor Magnus Lane. in the course of his remain he has the same opinion to function a guinea pig for a brand new drug that Magnus has came across in his clinical research.

When Dick samples Magnus's potion, he unearths himself doing the most unlikely: touring via time whereas staying in position, thrown all of the long ago into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction put on off after a number of hours, yet its results are intoxicating and Dick can't face up to his new-found powers. As his trips elevate, Dick starts off to resent the times he needs to spend within the sleek global, longing ever extra fervently to come again into his international of centuries earlier than, and the house of the attractive girl Isolda...

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I’ll have to move his hand to get at it. Luke churns a bit in his sleep. I scooch down beside him, doing my best to clear away enough room on the floor and be quiet at the same time. His snoring has caused his T-shirt to draw up and expose about an inch and a half of hairy belly. The blub stares me in the face, as does one bright, cherry-red nipple peeping through a dryer-eaten hole. If only his kitchen appliance—buying customers knew what he wears under all that Sears polyester. I reach out for his wrist and he lets out a cartoon-like snore, flops his head to the other side.

I wonder if she can even see straight. “Harder,” I demand. ” It takes her a few times to actually make me bleed. And when she finally does, it’s a pretty decent line, about an inch and a half. It doesn’t even hurt, just feels like I scratched myself on something sharp. I guess I can’t expect too much from a thumb-sucking eleven-year-old. The blood fills the slit and I wait to see if it’ll drip. I move my arm a bit to guide a trickle, but it just stays put. I’m tempted to squeeze it, but when I glance up at Sadie, she looks like she’s gonna hurl.

I take a deep breath to calm myself down, trying to piece together what’s really going on here. I mean, there’s a good chance that Kelly won’t even care. Maybe she won’t even find out. And even if she does, I can just say Sean looked like he was gonna pass out from the heat. I guess he sort of does. ” He twiddles with the strap of his belt for several moments. ” His hand is on the zipper of his long khaki shorts. I grab the raft for security and begin paddling in a circle. But before I know it, I’m facing him again.

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