Thy Mystery of Number 47

Thy Mystery of Number 47

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...ready to hail a cab instantly, in case the bus is too full for us. If she goes into the station we'll push ahead of her and book tickets, both by tube and district railway, and then go by whichever she does; for supposing we waited till she's booked, she might just catch a train and we miss it." "Good business!" muttered Rupert. She turned into the station. "Ahead of her now!" commanded Francis. Each armed with two tickets, they waited for her to take the lead again. "Tube!" exclaimed Rupert. "I wonder where she's going!" Miss Lingen took her seat and her pursuers went into the next carriage. There they each lit a cigarette and breathed more freely. "In the meantime we have her sitting!" said Francis. The gates clicked to and the squat little train glittered into the outer darkness. They clattered into Baron's Court and out again, and then with a swelling racket of noises plunged underground. One cannot speak in a tube, and neither felt inclined for shouting, so they sat in silence, glancing now and then down the long car and through the glass doors into the next to see that their quarry was still there. At each station they prepared to rise and rush out, but she never moved till they had got to Leicester Square. Then they sprang up simultaneously. She was getting out. Through the electric-lit rabbit warren they followed her to the Hampstead Tube, and again they slipped (they trusted) unobserved into the next carriage. Also, again, they found they had before them a journey of some distance. Miss Lingen never stirred till they ran into Hampstead Heath Station. There at last she alighted. "The lift will be the rub," said Francis in a guarded voice. "She is almost sure to notice...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583922
  • 9781236583925