The Killer and the Slain by Hugh Walpole

The Killer and the Slain

byHugh Walpole

Kobo ebook | December 16, 2012

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A grisly-dark novel, fascinating, interesting. It will keep you reading to the end.

"I, John Ozias Talbot, aged thirty-six years and three months, being in my perfectly sane mind, wish to write down this statement. I do so entirely and solely for my own benefit and profit-in fact, for the quietening of my disturbed mind. It is most improbable that anyone other than myself will read this document, but should anything happen to me and I die without destroying this writing, I wish the reader, whoever he or she may be, to realize fully that no one could conceivably be of a more complete mental sanity and honest matter-of-fact common sense than I am at this moment.

-It is because I wish to show this self-evident fact to myself and, if need be, to the whole world (after my death) that I write this down. There will be many minute and apparently insignificant facts and details in this record because circumstantial facts are in this matter the thing! I have suffered during these preceding months certain experiences so unbelievable that were I not sane, and were many of the facts not so commonplace, my sanity might be doubted. It is not to be doubted. I am as sane as any man in the United Kingdom.

Because in the course of this narrative I confess to a crime this document will be kept in the greatest possible secrecy. I have no desire to suffer at the hand of the common hangman before I need. That I do not myself feel it to be a crime matters nothing, I am afraid, to the Law. One day, when the important elements in such matters are taken into account rather than the unimportant, justice will be better served."

Title:The Killer and the SlainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 16, 2012Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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