Through the Keyhole (No Woman After All, Helter-Skelter)

Through the Keyhole (No Woman After All, Helter-Skelter)

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...with the knowledge that its object was an irresponsible being, and I stood a silent and shocked listener. "Peeping Tom got done, though," continued Mr. Mankelow, rolling his glittering eyes, and restlessly kneading the fist of one hand in the palm of the other. "One knowing fellow sanded his hand, got a grip--poor Peeping Tom did not contribute anything racy for a whole week, they say. Ha, ha, ha, ha-a-a-a!" I don't suppose this light of journalism really shone in the flesh. Peeping Tom must have been a creature of poor Mankelow's disordered brain. "Oh, Ted, Ted," groaned the countrifiedlooking old gentleman with the troubled countenance, "this all comes of keeping pace with the times. May I inquire your business, sir?" he added, coming up to me, and speaking in a low tone. "If it's with my brother, as I suppose it is, you can judge for yourself that he is not, and, I fear, never will be, in a fit state to transact business. In fact, sir, this other gentleman is a doctor, who keeps a private asylum at Hammersmith, and we are now trying by some artifice to induce my poor brother to accompany us there. He is no longer fit to be at large. His last act of folly has been the expenditure of vast sums of money in the production of a paper, entitled 'Through the Keyhole'" (I shuddered), "in which he has used some obscure idiot, with more wealth than brains, as a peg on which to hang his advertisements." "I, sir, am that 'obscure idiot/" I said, severely, "and I must confess I am at a loss to understand the grounds on which you found your estimate of my character and position." Mr.Mankelow, senior, apologized most humbly, and explained that his disparaging remarks were...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930290
  • 9781236930293