Odd Craft

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Wymark Jacobs

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... he had placed by the side of his chair, and then, apparently thinking better of it, leaned back in his seat and eyed Mr. Gunnill. "Do you mean to tell me," said the latter, "that he's been and upset the wrong man?" Mr. Drill shook his head. "That's the puzzle," he said, softly. He smiled over at Miss Gunnill, but that young lady, who found him somewhat mysterious, looked away and frowned. Her father sat and exhausted conjecture, his final conclusion being that Mr. Sims had attacked the first policeman that had come in his way and was now suffering the agonies of remorse. He raised his head sharply at the sound of hurried footsteps outside. There was a smart rap at the street door, then the handle was turned, and the next moment, to the dismay of all present, the red and angry face of one of Mr. Cooper's brother-constables was thrust into the room. Mr. Gunnill gazed at it in helpless fascination. The body of the constable garbed in plain clothes followed the face and, standing before him in a menacing fashion, held out a broken helmet and staff. "Have you seen these afore?" he inquired, in a terrible voice. "No," said Mr. Gunnill, with an attempt at surprise. "What are they?" "I'll tell you what they are," said Police-constable Jenkins, ferociously; "they're my helmet and truncheon. You've been spoiling His Majesty's property, and you'll be locked up." "Tours?" said the astonished Mr. Gunnill. "I lent 'em to young Sims, just for a joke," said the constable. "I felt all along I was doing a silly thing." "It's no joke," said Mr. Gunnill, severely. "I'll tell young Herbert what I think of him trying to deceive me like that." "Never mind about deceiving," interrupted the constable. "What are you going to do about it?" "What are you?" inquired...

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... he had placed by the side of his chair, and then, apparently thinking better of it, leaned back in his seat an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267327

ISBN - 13:9780217267328

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