THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM

by Bram Stoker. Originally published in 1911. A demented mesmerist tries to mentally crush the girl he loves while the great white worm slithers below, awaiting its next victim. CHAPTER I--ADAM SALTON ARRIVES Adam Salton sauntered into the Empire Club, Sydney, and found awaiting him a letter from his grand-uncle. He had first heard from the old gentleman less than a year before, when Richard Salton had claimed kinship, stating that he had been unable to write earlier, as he had found it very difficult to trace his grand-nephew's address. Adam was delighted and replied cordially; he had often Continue reading