Chats in the Book-Room

Chats in the Book-Room

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"[...]and was therefore not missed, and the only person, besides his slayer, aware of his death, and how it was caused, was the butler. The crime was therefore successfully concealed, and no inquiries made. But after a little time the butler began to use his knowledge for his own personal purposes. Putting the pressure of the blackmailer upon his unhappy master, he began to make him sing, by receiving as the price of his silence, first a fine picture or two, then some rare china, followed by art furniture, busts, more pictures, and more china, until he had well-nigh stripped the house. Still, like the daughter of the horse-leech, crying, "Give, give!" he made his nominal master assign to him the entire estates, reserving only to himself a life interest, which, in his miserable state of bondage, did not last long. [...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 136.08g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507552475
  • 9781507552476