Locked Out; Or, the Collier's Strike

Locked Out; Or, the Collier's Strike

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...without a word. Hester Warner looked first to the right, then to the left; befox-e and behind her. Then she swayed this way and that, and fell down in the dust beside the murdered man. Messes. Sawter and Slim were the Philadelphia detectives who had been summoned to Mount Carbon to do what they I freely offered you my heart CHAPTER X. ACCUSED OF MURDER. could toward bringing the perpetrator of the crime upon Kate Hardy to justice. They were both well and favorably known in the police circles of Pennsylvania, and, as Messrs. Sawyer and Slim themselves made their boast, " bad never lost a case." They came to Mount Carbon accordingly, congratulating themselves that a day would suffice to unearth that " greenhorn of a murderer." But as fate would have it the "greenhorn of a murderer" had proved himself too sly for them, and Messrs. Sawyer and Slim were still rusticating in and about the vicinity of the little mining village. About ten minutes after nine o'clock on that particular Wednesday evening, these two worthy detectives were standing at a cross-road in the pine woods within gunshot of the stile. "I tell you what it is, Slim," said Sawyer, thoughtfully, "it will never do for us to give this case up. It is sure to make a stir, and our reputation is at stake!" "Very true, my good friend,"returned Mr. Slim; "but, at the same time, I must confess I'm off the scent. We've got at least six clears, and there ain't one of 'em worth a picayune." "Well, what are you going to do f" "Do! Why, I'm" Bang! "What's that?" exclaimed both men, simultaneously, as the report of a pistol sounded through the woods. They waited a moment, but all was dead...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696778X
  • 9781236967787