Which Is Which?; Or, Miles Cassidy's Contract

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRobert Barnabas Brough

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MURDER MOST FOUL. "How extraordinary," said Sir Paul Evershed, wriggling himself forward snakewise between the astonished brothers, and looking from the face of one to the other--displaying his entire range of white teeth in a manner that was absolutely diabolical--"how extraordinary that I should never have observed the likeness before! Beally a very strong resemblance! And so your real name is Cassidy?" This cruel home-thrust left Frank powerless except to answer with burning cheeks and downcast head: "It is." "D nonsense! It isn't," interposed a husky voice from the door-mat. Mr. Long's abnormal position on the floor of the house had offered him peculiar facilities for recognising his own boots on the legs of Frank Cassidy--Gerald no longer. Prom the boots Mr. Long had glanced upwards, and discovered that his friend stood in them. Being of a contradictory turn of mind generally--and when under vinous influence especially--he had made this discovery just in time to give a flat denial to what he believed to be a mis-statement. "Nothing of the kind," Mr. Long pursued--rising with much difficulty, and failing deplorably in an attempt at jaunty self-possession. "Name's Prank Gerald; dear and particular friend of mine "--(Mr. Long actually pronounced the last words, "tickler frezomi," but ours makes no pretence to be a phonetic journal)--" Frank, my dear fellow, how do you do?" Mr. Long extended his hand, which Frank shook mechanically, with a stare of almost idiotic vacancy. The unexpected apparition of his two Bohemian acquaintances was no light addition to the embarrassment of his situation. "Are these men your friends?" Bell Evershed inquired, in a cold, deathlike voice. To Frank's honour be it recorded, that, though he heartily wished his de...

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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.1860 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MURDER MOST FOUL. "How extraordinary," said Sir Paul Evershed, wriggling himself forward snakewise between the ast...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217147402

ISBN - 13:9780217147408

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