The Riddle of the Sands [NOOK Book]

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At the end of his narrative--which, from its bearing on studies and speculations of my own, as well as from its intrinsic interest and racy delivery, made a very deep impression on me--he added that the important facts discovered in the course of the cruise had, without a moment's delay, been communicated to the proper authorities, who, after some dignified incredulity, due in part, perhaps, to the pitiful inadequacy of their own secret service, had, he believed, made use of them, to avert a great national ...
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At the end of his narrative--which, from its bearing on studies and speculations of my own, as well as from its intrinsic interest and racy delivery, made a very deep impression on me--he added that the important facts discovered in the course of the cruise had, without a moment's delay, been communicated to the proper authorities, who, after some dignified incredulity, due in part, perhaps, to the pitiful inadequacy of their own secret service, had, he believed, made use of them, to avert a great national danger. I say 'he believed', for though it was beyond question that the danger was averted for the time, it was doubtful whether they had stirred a foot to combat it, the secret discovered being of such a nature that mere suspicion of it on this side was likely to destroy its efficacy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012540157
  • Publisher: New Century Books
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 682,446
  • File size: 246 KB

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

    One Of The First Spy Novels

    If you are used to reading spy novels by modern authors such as Ken Follett, you will find "The Riddle of the Sands" a bit slow. It is interesting from an historical perspective because it was one of the first spy novels published, (second only to Kipling's "Kim", I understand) and because of the British characters' concern about the threat of war with Germany when the book was published, about 1910. The characters operate in German waters by sailing yacht, and there is much about boating, navigation, and sailing, so if you are a sailor, you might enjoy that aspect of the book. I thought the book was worth reading even if it was not spellbinding. Merton Munson

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    A powerful flop!

    The title of the Riddle of the Sands is exotic but beyond that - this is an unbelievably boring tale of two friends who come together at some godforsaken islands to reveal a British traitor. That¿s the gist of the novel. But what follows is a convoluted storyline full of slang, garbled nautical lingo rendered in half completed sentences that have no head or tail. Understanding such a text will require a supercomputer not to speak of a mere mortal. The writer seems to have written this book in some opium-induced hallucinatory trance. This is a heck of a one-way trip to self-congratulatory egotism, if I ever saw

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Historic novel

    Very interesting

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    Posted March 4, 2014

    Twoleg

    Watched in anger but did nothing.

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    Posted March 4, 2014

    Dashingpaw

    Stared in interest then nodded and ran back.

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    Posted April 21, 2013

    Kitchen

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    Posted April 21, 2013

    Rooms that are storage closets

    Blocked off

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    Posted April 21, 2013

    Jade to ross

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    Posted April 21, 2013

    Im moving to..

    Rosses house all res

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