Whoso Findeth a Wife

Whoso Findeth a Wife

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...will soon be my wife, and I will not allow her actions to be noted upon one of those formidable forms of yours that are too often the death-warrants of your victims." "These ladies are not my victims, as you are pleased to term them," he protested, laughing at my anger. "Victims or friends, they shall no longer remain under your accursed surveillance," I cried hotly. "You may practice your espionage upon your suspected compatriots; but I will never allow you to keep observation upon my friends here in England." "Very well," he said, quite calmly, with that cynical expression that was so tantalizing. "Act as you think fit. We, of the secret service, take no step before due consideration of its consequences, a policy it would be wise for you also to adopt." Then, with a show of mock politeness, he opened the door of the dining-room, and, bowing, exclaimed, "Madame is out, will m'sieur remain, or call again?" Our eyes met, and I saw in his a look of triumph. "I'll call again," I replied, and walked out into the hall, gaining the street a moment later. The first passing hansom I hailed, and drove at once to Chesham House, where I was fortunate to find Paul. When we were closeted together, I told him of the police officer's threat, and my announcement caused him considerable astonishment. "Curious," he repeated, as if to himself. "Very curious that Renouf should be installed in that family, above all others." "Above all others," I echoed. "Why?" "I--I mean that Mrs. Laing could not possibly have lone anything to offend our Government," he said, quickly correcting himself....show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956362
  • 9781236956361