Dead Men's Shoes; A Novel Volume 2
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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the fear of a suicidal tendency." "True," says oel Pilgrim, with a gloomy look whichmay mean fear, love, anxiety, or anything else, but which certainly indicates a mind ill at ease. "I will go down to the police office at once. I will send some of the servants to look for her." "One word before you go. Tell me how and when you discovered our poor friend's decease." "At nine o'clock in the morning. Podmore had gone to him at four to give him his medicine, and had left him sleeping tranquilly. I came down to breakfast at eight, breakfasted alone, and at nine went upstairs to take my friend his letters, and to ask his advice about a business letter which the post had brought me. I knocked at his door--no answer; knocked again, and louder--the same result. This alarmed me at once, for I knew him to be a light sleeper. I ran downstairs to the hall, called Podmore, and went up the back stairs with him to the other door of Mr. Trenchard's room, a door always left unlocked to admit Podmore, who, as you know, has valeted his master of late. We went in, and found Mr. Trenchard lying to all appearance in a quiet sleep, but it was the sleep of death." "No sign of a struggle, no disturbance of the features?" "None." "Very mysterious. There was nothing amiss with the heart; no organic disease of any kind. I have used the stethoscope frequently since the bronchial tubes have been a little irritated. There never was a sounder organization." "You would like to see him?" says oel, interrogatively. "Immediately." The doctor goes upstairs to that darkened room where the master of Lancaster Lodge takes his last rest amidst the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations