C. O. D

C. O. D

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...himself. "Shut the door and keep everyone out," he muttered to Forsyth, who turned and did as directed. Leonard advanced to the desk and, taking care not to disturb the papers and ornaments on it, made a swift examination of the recumbent figure. "Try this," said Forsyth, pulling out a brandy flask and leaving his post by the door. "No use," Leonard waved the flask away. "The Judge is dead." Massereene reeled back and staggered into the nearest chair. "Go and tell Mrs. Rutherford, Forsyth," advised Leonard. "Ask her to break it to Phyllis; then call up the coroner, and get rid of the guests." Forsyth, on his way to the door, paused and glanced doubtfully at Massereene and then at the dead man. Leonard read his meaning, and going over to him whispered: "Nothing must be disturbed in this room until the coroner and police arrive. I will remain here until you get back." Forsyth found Mrs. Rutherford, Enid, and Phyllis in the hall grouped about the door. Opening it further, the least possible distance, he slipped through and joined them. "What has happened?" gasped Phyllis, cold fear clutching her heart-strings. "Come upstairs," he answered; his look included them all, and slipping his arm about Phyllis he half carried the terrified girl to her sitting-room on the second floor. Once inside the room he motioned to his wife to close the door, and placed Phyllis on the lounge. "Be brave, dear," and he laid his strong hand caressingly on her shoulder. "What--what--has happened? Who--did--you find--in the library?" was her agonized question. "Captain Massereene and your father." "Who--who was shot?" Phyllis was clutching Enid's...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589327
  • 9781236589323