The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 4

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 4

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...when it reached the Wills Building, at Broad and Wall Streets, where the ofiices of W. H. Garrettson & Company are. His partners are unable to say where the multimillionaire promoter is to be found. Mrs. Garrettson is equally positive that Mr. Garrettson left the house as usual. The butler saw him get in. Nobody saw him get out. What makes this remarkable is that Mr. Garrettson is punctuality itself and not once in forty years has he failed to reach his office before ten o'clock. His disappearance from the coupe is not thought to be a joke; but, on the other hand, there is no reason to apprehend a tragedy. "It is mysteriousthat's all," remarked a prominent Wall Street man; "and mysteries are not always profitable in the stock market!" "How long," inquired Robison as Kidder came out of the telephone booth, "will it be before the Evening Planet, with your account of the non-arrival of Garrettson, is out on the street?" "Well," said Kidder, looking a trifle important, "if it had been any one else who telephoned a story of that importance time would be wasted in verifying it, but my story ought to be out in five minutes!" "As quickly as that?" "Well, maybe seven minutes--but that," said Kidder impressively, " would be slow work for the Evening Planet!" "Amazing!" murmured Robison in a congratulatory tone. "And did you make it clear that there was no explanation for the non-arrival of " "I said it had not been explained as yet. A man isn't kidnaped in broad daylight in the city of New Yorktaken out of his own cab and carried away. If conscious he would have shouted to the coachman; if unconscious...show more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 971g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790677
  • 9781236790675