The La Chance mine mystery

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byS. Carleton

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII A DEAD MAN'S MESSENGER Foe, the written message on Thompson's lost card was plain. Macartney was--Hutton! And Hutton's gang were just the new, rough men Macartney had dribbled in to the La Chance mine! It was Macartney--our capable, hard-working superintendent--for whom Paulette had mistaken me in the dark, that first night I came home to La Chance and the dream girl, who was no nearer me now than she was then; Macartney from whom she had sealed the boxes of gold, to prevent him substituting others and sending me off to Caraquet with worthless dummies; Macartney I had heard her tell herself she could not trust; Macartney who had put that wolf dope--that there was no longer any doubt he had brought from Skunk's Misery--in my wagon; Macartney who had had that boulder stuck in the road to smash my pole, by the same men who were posted by the corduroy road through the swamp to cut me off there if the wolves and the broken wagon failed; and Macartney who had been balked by a girl I had left at La Chance to fight him alone now! The thing seemed to jump at me from six places at once, now that I knew enough to see it was there at all. But what sickened me at my own utter blindness was not the nerve of the man, but just the risk he had let Paulette run on the Caraquet road, and--old Thompson! For Thompson had never sent Macartney to La Chance, and Macartney had had him murdered in cold blood! If my eyes fogged as I stared at the dead man's two of hearts, it was only half with fury. Old Thompson had been decent, harmless, happy with his unintelligent work and his sad solitaire,--and he had been through seven hells before he wrote what I read now: "Wilbraham--Stretton--pray God one of you saw all I could put inside envelope of last letter Macartney forced me to write. I never sent...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII A DEAD MAN'S MESSENGER Foe, the written message on Thompson's lost card was plain. Macartney was--Hutton! And Hutton's gang were just the new...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217593437

ISBN - 13:9780217593434

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