The Citizen Volume 14

The Citizen Volume 14

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the bell of the residence which he had spotted two nights before, and was ushered into a sumptuously furnished reception hall where he was at once greeted by Mr. Dillingham. The dinner was an enjoyable affair. Mrs. Dillingham, the golden-haired woman whom he had seen that evening, was a charming hostess and her husband was certainly a brilliant entertainer. He was interested in everything, not only in business and politics, but in books and art, as his finely equipped library and choice paintings bore evidence. After dinner be lead the way to the library and the two men seated themselves to talk. They had not been there more than twenty minutes when the butler announced that a man insisted upon seeing Mr. Dillingham. Dillingham looked at the card which the butler handed him and said, "Will you excuse me a moment, Daniels? I guess I'll have to see this man. He leaves the city tonight on the ten o'clock and I've agreed to give him a bit of advice before he goes. just amuse yourself with a book and I'll return in a few minutes." He left the room and Daniels was glad to be alone. The man was a puzzle to him. In spite of his suspicions, he liked him, but he never for one moment doubted that this man was the leader of the men who had put him into a most unwelcome situation seven years before. As he sat there pondering over the matter, he took in every detail of the room, and his eye lingered long and admiringly on one particular article of furniture. It was the library table, a quaint, massive thing, in rosewood, hand carved and peculiar in design. He leaned forward and looked at it. The legs were extremely odd, being unusually large at the top and ornamented by three lions' heads. The heads at the side seemed to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814045
  • 9781236814043