The Hemlock Avenue Mystery

The Hemlock Avenue Mystery

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...eyes. " Lyon, you're an awfully good fellow to have any patience with what must seem sheer unreason to you, and I wish I could be quite frank with you and make you see the situation as I do. But you are certain to be put on the witness stand yourself, so I simply can't give you any facts which you don't already know. You see that?" " Yes, --but are they facts?" Lawrence looked at him queerly. "What explanation do you suggest for my cane being where it was? " he asked. " You left it somewhere, --perhaps at the state library--and Fullerton picked it up, carried it off, and had it in his hand when he was attacked." Lawrence looked surprised and then he laughed in quick amusement. " Ingenious, by Jove! I hope you've suggested that theory to Howell. It will give him something to occupy his mind. It would be diflicult for him to prove it, but then, it would be diflicult for the prosecution to disprove it-----unless they should happen to discover where I actually did forget my cane." " You mean--? " "You can probably work it out," said Lawrence drily. "Supposing that I did mean that, don't you see that the one and only person who could throw any light on how my cane came to be where it was found is the one and only person who must not be questioned? " " I see. But do you really think that the one and only person will maintain silence on such a matter at such a cost to you? " ' "If things come to the worst, I fear the one and only person will not. My hope is that things will not come to the worst, --that there may be a disagreement or even an acquittal. Really you see, I don't feel so sure the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777662
  • 9781236777669