Bad Luck; A Novel Volume 3

Bad Luck; A Novel Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... Mason lodging at the grocer's, full of anger and news. He wormed out all that Uncle Joe had discovered--and more, but for the second time lost his quarry in Babylon the Great. He discovered Mr. Sidebottom, and had him watched. The hint dropped by Pryor that Fraser Ellicott was in communication with his father-in-law, placed him also under surveillance; so that when he rushed away from Tyburnia Gardens nominally to compose himself, but really to warn the hiders that Uncle Joe knew their scent, he was followed; and the rest was A B C to Mr. Edwards. Now Mr. Edwards went to Laremouth, half convinced that Mrs. Wybert was a crazy woman, and Kate Vane an adventuress who sought to live upon her credulity. According to the widow's statement, her son had left by the halfpast nine o'clock train to take ship for Barbadoes. How, then, could Kate have seen him between eleven and twelve? It was only when Mason's story was told and corroborated, that the detective felt there was a case. Madge bears the bad news bravely. "I am half glad," she says, when she is allowed to speak about it, "that this miserable hiding and suspense is over. Papa says there will be a great scandal, and that we should go abroad for a year or two till people have forgotten all about it; but I say no. Poor Fraser has had enough of that sort of thing. We shall face it out and fight it down." She can imagine only one end to the trial, especially as the chief witness is one who saw the fray. They dare not tell her that this witness coolly and decisively negatives every question put in the prisoner's favour, and sticks unswervingly to facts which make it a cold-blooded murder. Beckhampton is the last assize town on the Greenshire Circuit, and the judges will not...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880552
  • 9781236880550