Stolen Idols

E. Phillips OPPENHEIM (1866 - 1946)

Two temple statues, one with the most beautiful of features, the other a hideous sight, are at the core of this tale of adventure and the supernatural. Carved by Chinese craftsmen, they have stood to either side of the great Buddha for hundreds of years, worshipped and protected by generations of priests.Taken together, they represent human nature in balance, the spiritual with the bestial, the Soul with the Body. But what if they are separated? Ancient legend warns of disaster to anyone who disturbs that balance. Young Gregory Ballaston of England, however, gives no credence to such dire threats when he and a friend set out to steal the idols, which are rumored to conceal a treasure in jewels. His friend dies in the attempt and one of the idols is presumably stolen by his murderers. Gregory nearly loses his own life in the effort but manages to get away with the other idol – the bestial Body. What will be the outcome for Gregory, or the beautiful young woman he meets in China and courts on the journey home with his prize? Even before he sets sail for home, the idol begins to prey on Gregory Ballaston.

Warning: Set in the 19th century, this book contains references to Jews and Asians that are offensive to the modern ear.(Jacquerie)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Book One - Chapter I Jacquerie
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Play 02 Book One - Chapter II Jacquerie
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Play 03 Book One - Chapter III Jacquerie
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Play 04 Book One - Chapter IV Jacquerie
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Play 05 Book One - Chapter V Jacquerie
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Play 06 Book One - Chapter VI Jacquerie
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Play 07 Book One - Chapter VII Jacquerie
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Play 08 Book One - Chapter VIII Jacquerie
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Play 09 Book Two - Chapter I Jacquerie
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Play 10 Book Two - Chapter II Jacquerie
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Play 11 Book Two - Chapter III Jacquerie
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Play 12 Book Two - Chapter IV Jacquerie
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Play 14 Book Two - Chapter VI Jacquerie
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Play 15 Book Two - Chapters VII, VIII Jacquerie
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Play 16 Book Two - Chapter IX Jacquerie
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Play 17 Book Three - Chapter I Jacquerie
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Play 18 Book Three - Chapter II Jacquerie
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Play 19 Book Three - Chapter III Jacquerie
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Play 20 Book Three - Chapter IV Jacquerie
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Play 21 Book Three - Chapter V Jacquerie
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Play 22 Book Three - Chapter VI Jacquerie
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Play 23 Book Three - Chapter VII Jacquerie
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Play 24 Book Three - Chapter VIII Jacquerie
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Play 25 Book Three - Chapters IX, X Jacquerie
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Play 26 Book Three - Chapter XI Jacquerie
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Play 27 Book Three - Chapter XII Jacquerie
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Play 28 Book Three - Chapter XIII Jacquerie
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Play 29 Book Three - Chapters XIV, XV Jacquerie
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