The Saturday Evening Post Volume 186, No. 3

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 186, No. 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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ..."Well, sir," he said, staring thoughtfully at the desk, "I guess it's true that you can't beat Elkanah Browne." "Why, how's that?" Mr. Hood inquired. "Beat him in the long run, I mean," Benny replied. "Last night he sent a man to me with ten thousand dollars in cash, and offered me that right on the nail if I'd simply destroy those books there and then--not return 'em, you understand; but sim ly destroy 'em there and then! Well, I tol the man to get out, for certainly I'm not in the blackmailing business. And an hour afterward I discovered why Elkanah wanted the books destroyed: one of the street/-railroad bill patriots, you see, got the sand all scared out of him and went to the state's attorney and made a confession; and the state's attorney has got a subpoana out for those books. That's why Elkanah wants 'em destroyed." "If the state's attorney should come to you with a subpoena," said Mr. Hood rather anxiously, "your position would certainly be rather difficult--for, you see, Benny, you have no right to have those books in your possession, where they can be subpoenaed." "Sure! I thought of that," the young man replied. "And that's why I say in the long run you can't beat him. When one of the Messenger boys tipped this off to me about the state's attorney I went to get the books. I'd hidden them in the old stable where I board, you know. The place is alive with rats, and they've eaten those books up. In the short run we did make a goat of Elkanah; but in the long run you can't beat him!" " lRTHDAY checl; today from Tom. Reminded me that my old spoons were hideous. Banished them to the lcitchen and...show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 780g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980352
  • 9781236980359