Charley Layton, Or, The Timely Escape: or, The timely escape by Marianne ParrottCharley Layton, Or, The Timely Escape: or, The timely escape by Marianne Parrott

Charley Layton, Or, The Timely Escape: or, The timely escape

byMarianne Parrott

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1866. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. ME. GBANTLEY IS WANTED. While Mr. Grantley was reading the paper the following morning, he was called from the room, and on his return, after nearly an hour's absence, he was so grave and silent, that his wife anxiously enquired the cause. "To tell you the truth," he replied, "I have been engaged in a very unpleasant business. Groves, the policeman, has been here to obtain a warrant against young Layton for picking a man's pocket!" "Layton! what Layton?" asked Mrs. Grantley, eagerly; "You do not surely mean Mary's brother?" "Indeed I do, and I am as much grieved at it for her sake, as for his." "But he is innocent, of course, Henry?" "Well, I hope he may be able to prove himself so, but appearances are very much against him. It seems the foolish lad went into some low publichouse to attend a raffle, got up by that smuggling fellow Burls, and while the drawing was going on, Burls felt him fumbling at his coat 5 nothing, however, was thought of it at the time, but half-an-hour afterwards he missed his purse and its contents, amounting to ten shillings." 152 CHARLEY ACCUSED OF PICKING BURLS's POCKET. "All of which might very well have happened, and yet Charley Layton not have taken it!" said Mrs. Grantley, indignantly. "That is very true," returned her husband; "but unfortunately there are other circumstances to fix suspicion upon him; he left the house in a very hurried and excited manner, and refused to return when called upon to do so; then, instead of going straight home, he ran off in an opposite direction, and was not heard of again until an hour or two after his usual time, and when questioned about it he gave a very lame account of himself." "And what have you done in the matter?" asked his wife, anxiously. "Granted the warrant of course...
Title:Charley Layton, Or, The Timely Escape: or, The timely escapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217457827

ISBN - 13:9780217457828