Striving for His Own

Striving for His Own

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...better way for you to do at once," replied Wadlaw, with the utmost respect. "But when I work for such gentlemen as you are I do what they require without asking any questions. What I said in the first of it was all because you were so young." "We haven't grown much older since. There are two sides to every question, and there are two to the case in which we are engaged. For aught I know, there may be detectives shadowing us now," said Maddy, looking sharply into the eye of Wadlaw. "By this time the other side may know that you are in our employ. They have money enough, and so have we. Bluntly and squarely, they may try to bribe you to sell us out." "Bribe Buckley Wadlaw to sell out his employers!" exclaimed he, jumping out of his chair. "It can't be done! There is not money enough in the Bank of England to do it I" "We have the right and justice of the case," forcibly remarked Maddy. "I don't mind that. All I have to do is to be faithful to my employers, and I have nothing to do with right and justice; but I don't undertake a wicked job. "We are young, as you suggested, and what I said was only to warn you, for I have not the slightest rea son to doubt your fidelity. On the contrary, you have done wonders for us. Now what about Maldrake?" "I am satisfied, and I hope you will know me better. The Reverend Archibald Maldrake is, or was, a clergyman of the Church of England. He and his wife were missionaries in Turkey. He was a great linguist, and was familiar with the Turkish language, as well as Arabic and half a dozen other languages whose names I don't remember. "His wife died at the missionary station, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869575
  • 9781236869579