Average Jones

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Hopkins Adams

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ..."Nope." "Here's your twenty," said Average Jones. "You're long on sense and short on words. I wish there were more like you." "Thanks. Thanks again," said the teamster, and went out. Meantime Kirby had sent his list of the guests who had given up their rooms on August seventh: George M. Weaver, Jr., Utica, N. Y., well known to hotel people and vouched for by them. Walker Parker, New Orleans, ditto. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hull; quiet elderly people; first visit to hotel. Henry M. Gillespie, Locke, N. Y. Middle-aged man; new guest. C. F. Willard, Chicago; been going to hotel for ten years; vouched for by hotel people. Armed with the list, Average Jones went to the Hotel Denton and spent a busy morning. "I've had a little talk with the hotel servants," said he to Kirby, when the latter called to make inquiries. "Mr. Henry M. Gillespie, of Locke, New York, had room 168. It's on the same floor with Mrs. Hale's suite, at the farther end of the hall. He had only one piece of luggage, a suitcase marked H. M. G. That information I got from the porter. He left his room in perfect order except for one thing: one of the knobs on the headboard of the oldfashioned bed was broken off short. He didn't mention the matter to the hotel people." "What do you make of that?" "It was a stout knob. Only a considerable effort of strength exerted in a peculiar way would have bioken it as it was broken. There was something unusual going on in room 168, all right." "Then you think Henry M. Gillespie, of Locke, New York, is our man." "No," said Average Jones. The Westerner's square jaw fell. "Why not?" "Because there's no such person as Henry M. Gillespie, of Locke, New York. I've just sent there and found out." Three stones of the fire-blue necklace returned on the...

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ..."Nope." "Here's your twenty," said Average Jones. "You're long on sense and short on words. I wish there were m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217686907

ISBN - 13:9780217686907

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