The Road to Ruin; Or the Dangers of the Town. a Career of Crime

The Road to Ruin; Or the Dangers of the Town. a Career of Crime

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...you not had it yourself since?" "No," replied, Mr. Blandford, shaking his head after a thoughtful pause: "no; l am certain that I have not seen it since an early hour yesterday." "Well, I have looked in every place I can think of," said Andrew. "This is really quite a serious matter," continued the engineer, somewhat quickly. It is very singular that in my own pr'.vate office things cannot remain secure." "I can answer for the honesty of every one belonging to this office," replied Andrew, with a smile. "But you will acknowledge that a box like that cannot walk away of itself, will you not?" and Mr. Blandford, as he placed this proposition before Andrew, struck his desk with his hand, as mnch as to say, "that is a fact, in so much as a diamond suuff-hnT. not belonging to any animal of But whom is it that you love?" again detaste you do--for he says everything at the wrong moment." "Indeed!" Andrew's heart bounded at the confidential information. "Indeed, that he does; but he affords me food for mirth. Do you know that he tells me--and tells me seriously What do you think?" Andrew was hanging upon every word i his countenance expressed his disappointment at this last query. "I do not know," was his reply. "He says he loves me," continued the lovely girl, bursting into a laugh that showed ber splendid teeth between her ruby lips. Andrew turned deadly pale when he heard this, and she timidly laid her hand on his arm. "What is the matter with you? what have I said?" "Nothing--nothing ails me," replied An drew, hastily; but"--and lie presented her with the bouquet of flowers--" I beg of you to...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646975
  • 9781236646972