A Fallen Idol by F. AnsteyA Fallen Idol by F. Anstey

A Fallen Idol

byF. Anstey

Paperback | January 2, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Excerpt: ... that I wanted to apologise, being new to the Force, for my part in what happened last night.' He was hesitating between reluctance to make so public a confession, and the advantage of speaking before possible advocates. 'You see, sir, the inspector sent for me after you had gone and told me what had transpired, and he says, " Two hundred and forty seving you've exceeded your duty --but I don't want to get you suspended, you being an admirable orficer so far"--he says, "unless I can help it. So, if you can indooce the gentleman to promise to pass over your conduck," says he, " I shan't take no more notice." So as soon as I had done giving evidence in a case I was in charge of at Marybone (as vilent a case as I've experienced so far), I come on 'ere to arsk you if you would be so kind as to look it over, and not bring it before the press in any way, sir, which might be my ruing, and me not being hactuated by any personal enmity, which is a thing I should no more carry with my uniform, sir, than what I should a pot 'at. And there's always a difficulty in seeing distinct in the dark, sir.' Campion breathed again; the constable was a good angel in disguise. 'I will say no more about it,' he said, affecting a judicial sternness, 'on one condition.' 'Namely, sir ?' said Yarker. 'That you tell Mrs. Staniland and Colonel Elsworth here, exactly what took place last night; as if you were in the witness-box, mind. I promise you you shall have no cause to regret it.' 'As if I was in the box?' said Yarker, drawing a long breath. 'Well, sir, if you desire it so, I'm sure.' And he began, with that air of a favourite scholar repeating a lesson, which marks all police evidence. 'On the night of yesterday, the --th of June, between the hours of twelve and one, hay hem, while on duty in this road, I pa...
Title:A Fallen IdolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217160743

ISBN - 13:9780217160742