Blind Policy by George Manville FennBlind Policy by George Manville Fenn

Blind Policy

byGeorge Manville Fenn

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV AND GROWS DANGEROUS The key the men possessed admitted them at once and the other portmanteau was opened, ready for use--a use which soon became plain. "Think it'll be all right this time?" said Roach, who was in an intense state of excitement. "Dunno till I try," was the reply. "Light up and look sharp." Roach turned to the second portmanteau, which stood inside the door, and took out a dark lantern. Then striking a match, he lit it, and in obedience to a word from his young companion, he held up the cover of the iron door key-hole with one hand, and directed the full glare of the bull's eye on the opening with the other. Arthur had not been idle. Hastily doubling his overcoat, he made of it a pad to kneel upon, and then taking a bright new key from out of a piece of tissue paper, he began to try if it would fit "All right," he whispered, " it goes splendidly." "Well done," panted Roach. "But be quick." "Quick be blowed! Don't you be so jolly nervous; there's no one to interrupt us now." "Well, turn the key." "Won't turn--sticks. Oil." Roach handed a little oil tin from the portmanteau, the key was withdrawn and lubricated and once more thrust in, to evidently act upon a part of the mechanism of the great lock, but that was all. "Bah!" ejaculated Arthur. "I know the beggar. It's one of that sort you see at the safe shops. When you turn the key you shoot bolts, top, bottom and both sides. It nearly does. He made it quite to the wax pattern, and it only wants a touch or two. Here, give us the file." "Stop a minute." "What's the matter?" "I want to see if old Mrs Barron's safe." "Look alive then. No, no; give me the file first." The tool was handed and the active young fellow held the key close to the light and began filing away where it seemed...
Title:Blind PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217447961

ISBN - 13:9780217447966