A Dangerous Catspaw

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byDavid Christie Murray

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vin. The doctor rose to his feet and ran out into the hall, and there upon the doormat stood a stranger, who nursed a very lustrous silk hat tenderly by the brim, and examined the hall as if he were a builder with a contract to erect another on a similar pattern. 'Mr. Prickett?' said the doctor, as he advanced towards him. 'The same, sir,' Prickett answered. 'Ye're here before ye were expected. I had not anticipated so much despatch.' 'I happened to be at the Yard when the telegram came in, and I found a train at Charing Gross in a quarter of an hour.' 'I'm very glad ye're here,' returned Elphinstone. 'Come this way, and I'll introduce ye to the lady that owns the stolen property.' Mr. Prickett followed him into the drawingroom, and distributed four crisply amiable nods. 'Good afternoon, sir. Your servant, ladies. Mr. Prickett had one peculiarity--a calmly wandering glance, which appeared to be governed by system. It travelled over every article in the room, lingering nowhere, and missing nothing, and in the same quiet fashion touched every face, and every detail of costume and personal adornment. 'This is Miss Pharr,' said the Doctor, ' the owner of the jewels.' 'Could have wished,' said Mr. Prickett, with perfect respectfulness, 'to have met Miss Pharr under pleasanter circumstances.' 'Will you take a seat, sir?' said the old lady. 'A most dreadful thing has happened, and I am sure that though one reads of them in the newspapers they never really come home to one's feelings until' 'Exactly, madam,' Mr. Prickett interposed. 'That is the general experience. Now, suppose, sir, to begin with, I was to be allowed to ask a question. Have you got anything to show me? Is there any breakage?' 'I must show this gentleman to your chamber, Miss Pharr,' the ...

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vin. The doctor rose to his feet and ran out into the hall, and there upon the doormat stood a stranger, who nursed a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217150713

ISBN - 13:9780217150712

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