Burwell, A New Yorker In Paris, During Intermission At The Folies Berg Re, Is Inconspicuously Given A Card By A Charming, Elegant Lady Passing By His Table With A Gentleman The Card Bore Some French Words Written In Purple Ink Not Knowing That Language, He Was Unable To Make Out The Meaning He Returned At Once To His Hotel To Inquire Concerning The Message On The Card, Where He Asked The Hotel Manager To Translate The Roughly 20 Words As He Read, The Manager S Face Grew Rigid With Astonishment He Exclaimed Where Did You Get This, Monsieur Burwell Started To Explain, But Was Interrupted By That Will Do, That Will Do You Must Leave The Hotel What Do You Mean Asked Burwell, In Amazement You Must Leave The Hotel, Now Tonight Without Fail Commanded The Manager, Excitedly At The Next Hotel, Burwell Received The Same Reaction Relentlessly Pursuing The Solution To The Mystery Of The Card, He Suffers A Succession Of Unfortunate Experiences The Story Ends Without A Clear Resolution, Leaving The Readers To Ponder The Mystery The Author Revealed The Solution To This Puzzle In The Sequel, The Mysterious Card Unveiled, Which He Didn T Publish Until The Next Year, To Keep His Readers In Suspense The Sequel Will Also Be Found At Feedbooks Soon After The First Part Has Been Published Don T Cheat Guess A Solution To The Mystery Before Reading The Sequel Interesting story, Mr Richard Burwell, a New York wealthy man, arrives in Paris for buisiness, waiting for his wife and daughter to join him later four a tour One evening, he meets a young lady in the Folies Berg re, a concert garden, she gives him a white card baring some French words written in purple ink, nothing strange so far, when Mr Burwell returns to his hotel, and being completely ignorant of the language, he asks
Came across story in an anthology and thought what a stupid ending Just saw this in the description The story ends without a clear resolution, leaving the readers to ponder the mystery The author revealed the solution to this puzzle in the sequ
Interesting short story The mystery is intriguing and keeps you wondering what was on the card the whole time. The 1st half certinally made me very curious to know what could possibly be on that card The 2nd half got a little too demonic for my taste. Ugh You can t set up a mystery like that and not solve it If the next story doesn t explain what was on that card, I m gonna throw a fit. Couldn t put it down My heart is racing I need to know what it means This was a conundrum story. Two short stories The Mysterious card sets up a situation a man has a card in an unreadable language but everyone he shows it to suddenly wants nothing to do with him A neat bit of tension building with a cliff handing conclusion.Unfortunately, th
My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and or to read within the series. The story is bit childish, but it showed the writing style of early 19th century There is no proper conclusion at the end, and I thought the author is in a dilemma of how to end it I am at the moment reading the sequel, and may elaborate this review.
- 108 pages
- The Mysterious Card
- Cleveland Moffett
- 04 November 2018 Cleveland Moffett