Henry Van Dyke (Nov 10, 1852 - Apr 10, 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Educated at Princeton, Van Dyke graduated from its theological seminary in 1877 and became a Presbyterian minister. His early works were first read aloud to his congregation in New York as sermons. These quickly brought him recognition. Other stories and anecdotal tales were gathered at regular intervals into volumes.
The Traitor in The House is a short story by Henry Van Dyke. The plot follows the Guest, who came from beyond the lake. What past did he have, what were his intentions – that was unknown. But one evening he sat by the fireplace with the Master of the house. Suspicion and mistrust rose between them. But the night was young, there was still plenty of time for a drama to unfold. What secrets linger in the House? What shall the morning reveal, once this memorable night s over? There’s but one way to know – read and you’ll see.