The Black-Box Murder

The Black-Box Murder

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...XV. PHILIP HARVEY. IT was rapidly getting dark when we reached the "Saracen's Head." Just as the cab drew up at the door, a man came running hurriedly out, the sight of whom made me shrink back into a corner. It was Austin Harvey. He seemed very much perturbed, and passed on without looking to right or left. All at once, as soon as I saw Austin Harvey, the connection flashed across my brain. "The old nigger!" "The Saracen's Head!" I was amazed at my own dulness. My good fortune had led me to the very house from which Philip Harvey had written his letter. There was a big black head, grinning away over the door. Austin's presence here convinced me that his should have found him, in any case, in a day or two, but I was none the less glad to save so much time and trouble. brother was also near. I did not doubt that I "So Austin Harvey can tell lies also," I said to myself. But immediately afterwards I reasoned that this was unjust. Doubtless he had declared his intention to remain where he was in perfect good faith, and it was only later on, when his advice proved fruitless, that he had hurried over to save his brother before it was too late. ' From all this I could quickly draw the conclusion that it was too late, and that I had Philip Harvey in my power. The hostelry was a very simple one. I engaged a bed, and ordered a chop in the coffee-room in an hour's time. As the waiter was leaving the room, I said, "Any one staying in the house at present?" A number of people had been there yesterday, it appeared. At present there were not very many. "I met a gentleman this evening who is staying here, I believe," I said carelessly. "A tall, fair...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858778
  • 9781236858771