A Modern Corsair; A Story of the Levant Volume 1

A Modern Corsair; A Story of the Levant Volume 1

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...to be away at Scutari. And--there was no golden treasure found in her poor effects! She had turned as black as ebony after drinking some coffee prepared by a servant of Bouclair's who disappeared. "Now, Chapman was duly interrogated, for a minor confederate cried 'Haro!' The distracted man denounced Bouclair and then divulged the whole plan. The betrayed prisoner was shot while trying to escape.' "Emile Bouclair only laughed at the prisoner's wild ravings, and so he returned here vindicated, to become later on, a prime favourite of the governing Pasha. The Bankers' Association of America, --Scotland Yard, --the Bourse authorities of Paris, --Berlin, --Amsterdam and Frankfort then grimly hunted the fleeing criminals down, one by one. And this cur Bouclair has gone on, from easy comfort to open insolence! "There is no power to verify his identity with the escaped French for;at--f0r, naturally he sails under a changed name, and a skilfully disguised appearance. It is significant that 'all his intimates here are Greeks, ews, Armenians and Turks. "I once conducted a secret 'personal inquiry.' A Scotland Yard man came out here. We could not, however, connect this dangerous fellow with any of his English crimes, and so the cowardly robber who betrayed his poor confederate is free of all but Turkish control. "He operates in business through others here, and the signature 'Komanos and Company' wielded by him _alone, probably represents some fifty of the smartest scoundrels in the Levant. He seems to be impregnable to fate." ' When Howard Vinton drove down, along the gum', a double line of promenaders already extended along the garish...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763734
  • 9781236763730