The New Mammoth Mystery Book; Three Complete Novels Volume 1-3

The New Mammoth Mystery Book; Three Complete Novels Volume 1-3

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...you will meet Dr. Fall and you will know how helpless one can feel in his presence." A remarkable prophecy which was recalled by Poltavo at a moment when he was powerless to profit by the warning. " Mr. Gorth? " Again she hesitated and shrugged her shoulders. " Well," she said frankly, " he is just a common man. He looks almost like a criminal to my mind. But apparently he has been a loyal servant to uncle for many years." "Tell me," asked Poltavo, "on what terms is Dr. Fall with your uncle? On terms of equality?" She nodded. "Naturally," she said with a look of surprise, "he is a gentleman, and is, I believe, fairly well off." " And Gorth?" asked Poltavo. He was interested for many reasons as one who had to take the place of that silent figure which lay in the fog-shrouded house. " I hardly know how to describe uncle's relations with Gorth," she answered, a little puzzled. " There was a time when they were on terms of perfect equality, but sometimes uncle would be very angry with him indeed. He was rather a horrid man really. Do you know a paper called Gossip' C orner? " she asked suddenly. Poltavo had heard of the journal and had found.. a certain malicious joy in reading its scandalous paragraphs. "Well," she said in answer to his nod, "that was Mr. Gorth's idea of literature. Uncle would never have the paper in his house, but whenever you saw Mr. Gorth--he invariably waited for uncle in the kitchen--you would be sure to find him chuckling over some of the horrid things which that paper published. Uncle used to get more angry about this than anything else. Mr. Gorth took a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823605
  • 9781236823601