Puck Volume 3, No. 53 - V. 4, No. 94

Puck Volume 3, No. 53 - V. 4, No. 94

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ..."He's promised me to behave himself; and between ourselves, I don't like to iron a man if I can get him to give in quietly. Besides, our designing friend, with all his cunning, knows who he's got to deal with--that I am more than a match for him. Don't you fear, sir; he won't easily slip through my fingers!" "Well, at length we arrived at the stationhouse. I was the first to alight from the cab, and was about to enter the station. The inspector, still seated with his prisoner, called to me with evident annoyance: "There's no light in the superintendent's room; we'll have to wait a little. However, there's no help for it. You go into that room there, the first door on the right; you'll find newspapers and records there. Amuse yourself. I'll cage my bird--put him under lock-and-key (safe bind, safe hnd, you know), and then I'll come to you. I'll be here in a few minutes. If I remain away any length of time, ask for Inspector John Tricklet.... Pray do not mention our business to any living soul." "Like a fool and the unsuspecting jackass I was, I did as I was bid. I turned the handle of the door, and entered the room, a square dreary apartment, possessed of nothing to speak of save a huge deal table, four spindle-legged chairs, a map of London, and an almanac; and excepting a framed engraving representing a life-boat making slow progress over a boiling sea, the walls were bare of pictures. In my then state of mind the place seemed horribly monotonous. However, I took up the only newspaper the room boasted of, and seated myself to wait for the end. "It speedily came. I hadn't been seated long before I heard the cab drive away. 'Ah, ' I said to myself, 'the man in blue's too economical to let "cabby" wait; I...show more

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  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 812g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640683
  • 9781236640680