Beneath The Southern Cross; A Story

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byRobert Richardson

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... which stories, besides several others of a like complexion, were current for some hours. By the discovery of the truth, was rudely dispelled the ambitious speculation which had been indulged in by a publicspirited section of the community, that Yodalla had at length given birth to a real tragedy, in the shape of a suicide. Everybody knew by noon that the manager of the Polynesian Bank had disappeared, leaving no word as to why or whither he had gone. Mrs O'Hara's witness was that her lodger had retired earlier than his wont on the Sunday night, and that when she knocked at his door next morning to awaken him, as was her custom, she received no reply, Mr Denison being accustomed to acknowledge her summons with a word. She had repeated her knock several times, and had then judged right to enter the room. The chamber was empty, the bed had never been slept in, the small wardrobe which was among the furniture of the room was flung open, and a leather portmanteau, the property of her lodger, which was used to stand in a corner of the room, was gone. When she had recovered from her momentary fright, Mrs O'Hara immediately proceeded to the house of the bank accountant and told him what had happened. The accountant proceeded straight to the bank, where he found the safe open and its contents rifled. There had been gold in the safe to the amount of nearly five hundred pounds, and the keys were always in the keeping of the manager. All was as clear as daylight to the accountant. The manager had absconded with all the bank's gold. The machinery of the law was put in motion against Denison with as much rapidity as it was capable of at Yodalla, where the legal appliances were apt to get a little stiff and rusted from unfrequent practice. But the fugitive managed to outw...

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... which stories, besides several others of a like complexion, were current for some hours. By the discovery of the truth, was rude...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217729797

ISBN - 13:9780217729796

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