The Money-Maker; The Romance of a Ruthless Man

The Money-Maker; The Romance of a Ruthless Man

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...saw you this way before. Calm down, compose yourself." True, Dave showed every sign of emotion, but strange to say, what showed on the surface was not a reflection of the things within. He was cool as ice and his clear brain told him that since the way had opened it was unwise to press matters further at this time. Hardy was speaking. " You've done enough work for today. My car ought to be here now. Let me ride you home. We can talk business on the way out." Abstractedly Dave went downstairs with his employer. He wanted to be alone to think, to gauge and plan his next move--much depended on it. The right touch would bring what was to him a fortune. The wrong move, a fumble, and all was lost. He listened to Hardy's talk unheeding, almost unhearing, as the big car smoothly reeled off the miles. They had turned the corner by his house. He heard Hardy give a quick suppressed gasp and looked up, wide awake again. In front of his home stood a limousine. The man stepping into it was the cause of Hardy's exclamation. It was Crane; he had been paying a surreptitious afternoon visit. Dave sat motionless; Hardy turned and seized him nervously by the arm. " My God, man, be cool I Don't get excited." Dave started to laugh and suddenly changed his mind. His employer's fear was his cue; he would act on it. As Hardy looked he set his lips like grim death, tore open the door and heedless of the land man's restraining arms, leaped from the still moving car, ran to the house and raced up the steps as Crane's limousine moved swiftly off down the street. For a second Hardy looked after him. " The fat's in the fire now, all right; there's murder in his soul; I could tell it." Which, incidentally was a high tribute to Dave's ability as an actor. For a second more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667158
  • 9781236667151