The Luckiest of Three and Other Stories

The Luckiest of Three and Other Stories

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...he said, "do you know, I'm nervous! What Milford said is true, and it mzjg/zt happen that the same kind of thing occurred there! What s/oula' I do if there were a robbery there, too, to-night? Why, I should be taken up; I am certain I should!" "Sure thing!" said Milford, exploding afresh. "Console yourself by remembering that coincidences like that don't happen!" He was very amiable to Lambsworthy that evening, pressing him to try his tobacco after supper, and shaking hands with him warmly when they said "Good-night." He, however, did not want to go to bed after the other's departure; he said he should sit up and smoke, and begged me to do likewise. "It's quite early," he said, "not eleven. Sit up with me, and we'll turn in, if you want to, as soon as I've finished this pipe." I consented. As a matter of fact, he had never been better company, and I was just laughing heartily at a story he was telling me when "Good Heavens!" I exclaimed, turning pale, "that can't be Lambsworthy come back again tonight? Who is it?" "Better open the door and see!" replied Milford, philosophically. It was being beaten wildly as I bolted into the passage. Another instant, and my worst fears were verified. Lambsworthy stood before me with chattering teeth, the portmanteau--the accursed portmanteau--by his side. "Not--?" "Burglars?" he gasped; "yes! For the Lord's sake, give me some whisky, old man, I'm feeling ill!"' He followed me into the sitting-room and fell into a chair. "It is the same thing," he muttered, "just the same thing!...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970756
  • 9781236970756