A set of five melodramatic love short stories, first published in 1917 and written by a popular 20th century writer Ethel M. Dell. „The Safety Curtain” is an unusual love story that takes place in India mainly and has much excitement. A dragonfly-like dancing girl is rescued by a subaltern when he offers her a marriage of convenience and takes her to his station in India. But she hides a mysterious past and eventually it catches up. Will love be able to conquer all? This collection contains also: „The Experiment”, „Those Who Wait”, „The Eleventh Hour”, „The Place of Honour”. All the other stories are love stories and have many twists and turns. Highly recommended!