Frank Merriwell's New Comedian

Frank Merriwell's New Comedian

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Excerpt: ...and, with one panther-like spring, he landed on the bed. In the twinkling of an eye he was at the head of the bed, and his fingers found the push button. Snap!-the gas came on, with a flare. It showed him standing straight up on the bed, his hands clinched, ready for anything that might follow. Nothing followed. Frank began to feel puzzled. "Why in the name of everything peculiar doesn't he get into gear and do something-if he's going to do anything at all?" thought the youth on the bed. Again a bound carried him over the footboard and out into the middle of the room, where he whirled to face the alcove, his eyes flashing round the place. The bed covering which had been flung over his head lay in the middle of the floor, where he had cast it aside. Nothing stirred in the room. On a chair near at hand Frank could hear his watch ticking in his pocket. Then the intruder had not taken the watch, which was valuable. Frank glanced toward his clothes. He had carefully placed them in a certain position when he undressed, and there they lay, as if they had not been touched or disturbed in the least. "Queer burglar," meditated Merry. "Should have thought he'd gone through my clothes first thing." But where was the fellow? There seemed but one place for him, and Frank stopped to look beneath the bed. There was no one under the bed. The wardrobe door stood slightly ajar. "Ah!" thought Frank. "At last! He must be in there, for there is no other place in this room where he could hide." Without hesitation, Frank flung open the door of the wardrobe, saying: "Come out, sir!" But the wardrobe was empty, save of such clothing and things as Frank had placed there with his own hands. Merriwell fell back, beginning to feel very queer. He looked all around the room, walking over to a sofa across a corner and looking behind that. In the middle of the floor he stopped. "This beats anything I ever came against!" he exclaimed. "Was it a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236693027
  • 9781236693020