A Hundred to One Chance

A Hundred to One Chance

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Bank of England notes have been passed in Brussels." "We are taking it up," said Weber incautiously, forgetting Mr. Holden's advice. "And a very proper step to take," said the Baron. "You ought to obtain a deal of information that it is impossible to get elsewhere." "We do," said Weber. "I suppose you have some clue to this mystery?" "None at all, at present," said Weber. "Then you anticipate having something in your possession before long?" said the Baron. "I think so; at any rate, I have seen Francis in conversation with the chief pretty frequently of late," said Weber. Ben Berkley thought Weber exceedingly foolish to talk so openly, but he could not very well interfere. "Ah! Francis," said the Baron. "If he has the matter in hand I presume an important discovery will be made before long?" "I'm not so sure of that," laughed Weber. "I rather fancy he has come to us for information." "Then he's at a dead-lock," said the Baron. "Leopold Francis is not likely to be at a deadlock for long," said Ben. "You consider him clever?" asked the Baron. "He's an extraordinary man," replied Ben. "I do not think there are many detectives cleverer than Francis." "Then if he combines with the British Embassy the forgers will not remain long at liberty," said the Baron. "No," said Weber, with a self-satisfied air," they'll have to look out for themselves when we get to work." "I notice this paragraph states that there is a clue at last, and the authorities have reason to hope some important discoveries will be made before long," said the Baron....show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886801
  • 9781236886804