The Detective Officer, by 'Waters', and Other Tales

The Detective Officer, by 'Waters', and Other Tales

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...evening, I presume 1' said Mr Eepton. II paid great attention to the gentleman you pointed out to me, ' I answered, 'if he be Sir Charles Malvern.' 'He is, or at least But of that presently. First let me inform you that Malvern, a few months ago, was a beggared gamester, or nearly so, to speak with precision. Ho is now in good bodily health, has a charming wife, and a family to whom he is much attached, an unencumbered estate of about twelve thousand a year, and has not gambled since he came into possession of the property. This premised, is there, think you, anything remarkable in Sir Charles's demeanour 1' 'Singularly so. My impression was, that he was labouring under a terrible depression of spirits, caused, I imagined, by pecuniary difficulties. His manner was restless, abstracted. He paid no attention whatever to anything going on on the stage, except when his wife or one of the children especially challenged his attention; and then, a brief answer returned, he relapsed into the same restless unobservance as before. He is very nervous too. The box door was suddenly opened once or twice, and I noticed his sudden start each time.' 'You have exactly described him. Well, that perturbed, unquiet feverishness of manner has constantly distinguished him since his accession to the Eedwood estates, and only since then. It strengthens me and one or two others in possibly an unfounded suspicion, which But I had better, if I wish to render myself intelligible, relate matters in due sequence. 'Sir Thomas Eedwood, whose property in Lancashire is chiefly in the neighbourhood of Liverpool, met his death, as did his only son Mr Archibald Eedwood, about six months ago, in a very sudden and shocking manner. They were out trying a splendid mare for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945735
  • 9781236945730