St. Nicholas Volume 47

St. Nicholas Volume 47

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...'Hofmeyer'? Have you discovered that? I have a special reason for asking." "There ain't any one in this place who goes by either of them two names," he replied, "but of course that don't count. Naturally, they ain't the names any one would hand in here. But I got my suspicions about one person in this here hotel, an' I think I don't have to give you a hundred guesses who, either." He looked at her meaningly. "You--you mean the waiter, Peter Stoger?" she hesitated. "You said it!" he remarked succinctly. "He 's a shady one, all right! Say, if you 'll believe me, I seen him once without his gilt teeth----" "What?" gasped Patricia, incredulously. "Yep, they was nothin' but a set of false caps.--fit on over his real teeth. He was hurryin' down the hall from his room, an' I guess he 'd had 'em off an' forgotten 'em. After I passed him, I looked back an' saw him take somethin' out of his pocket an' raise his hand to his mouth. Oh, he '5 slick, -all right! An' that funny droop in his eye, too. Once in a while he ain't got that. either. He can do it himself somehow or other. They 're both just disguises, that 's all. An' I bet my hat he 's either Franz or Hofmeyer, for looka here: he came the same day you folks did." "Oh, I knew itl" sighed Patricia. "I knew there was something wrong about him. I 've felt it all along. But tell me, Chester, one more thing. I must ask it, though I hate to. Have you ever discovered anything----queer about---about Madame Vanderpoel and----and lIadcmoiselle de Vos? 'I hate to ask it about them. but--but I have a reason." "They was a curious pair, more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901487
  • 9781236901484