London, 1913; A Novel

London, 1913; A Novel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...he finished apologetically, "I suppose it's all right, as you are one of his best friends; still, there you are. / think he oughtn't to have told that yarn to anyone but me--you see, I'm his agent in the Junker's Kraal business. But anyhow, you're safe and won't repeat it." "Oh, I'm safe. But I'll tell you what Archdale did not tell you." "What's that?" "The way he met Musgrave first." "No. How was it?" "Well, it seems that Archdale was being attacked by an ostrich. You know that ostriches are as dangerous as tigers, once they get you down. Well, Archdale was on the ground, being trampled to death when Musgrave, at considerable risk to himself, saved him. That was a good many years ago." "No, Archdale did not tell me that," said the other. "I expect not." "I wonder what Musgrave would say if he knew Archdale was the man with the money in this deal," said the florid one, lighting another cigarette. "He knows it." "Oh, he knows it, does he? And how is he taking the news?" "Well, you see, he was not perfectly certain till a short time ago. He had been steadily collecting information. He is a man who never moves unless on a certainty." "All the same, he can do nothing. What can he do? Archdale has arranged the whole thing so that he can't be touched. It was a perfectly legal purchase." "Perhaps. But Musgrave is not the man to let a scoundrel use him like that." "A scoundrel!" "Well, what else would you call him? This man saved his life, and in return what does he do? Rob him." "Oh, I wouldn't put it at that. It was a clever business deal. Things like that are being done every day...".show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646223
  • 9781236646224