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The Octave of Claudius

Barry Pain

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One night, Dr. Gabriel Lamb saves the life of Claudius Sandell. He takes him home and treats him excellently, nursing him back to health. However, Dr. Lamb's motives were really not quite altruistic, and Claudius may have to pay an extraordinary price for this kindness at the hands of the strange doctor and his equally strange wife.

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Community Reviews

I read this 1897 book by Barry Pain because a lost Lon Chaney film, A Blind Bargain, is based on it, and I thought it might give me some insight into the film.

From what we know of the film, a scientist (Dr. Lamb) persuades a down-on-his-luck Mr. Sandell to sign his life over to him, in exchan...more