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A Mysterious Door single work   short story   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1896... 1896 A Mysterious Door
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Romance of a young couple who had eloped together living on nothing in a rich house. The young husband is sick and the wife tries to think of a story to sell for their food. She dreams of a mysterious door into their apartment and a room in which there is a miniature portrait of a beautiful woman and a manuscript telling of a Cuban/American's tragic love for a Cuban beauty. His last testament written before his execution, it recounts their love affair in Cuba, their rapture, her secret sorrow, a stolen encounter between brother and sister which results in her death from a pistol shot - and his death which he suffers rather than reveal it was her father who shot her, not the narrator lover. (PB)

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    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 32 no. 378 November 1896 Z1067547 1896 periodical issue 1896 pg. 29-30
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