Whispers

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byLouis Dodge

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXVIII What the Morning Brought WHEN he hung up the receiver it was with the troubling consciousness that there was yet another task for him to perform, and to perform immediately. Yet so great had been the strain in getting his story into the Vidette office that for a moment he could not concentrate his faculties. And then in a flash he remembered. He must save Cape from that dreaded journey to the police station. He must do this for Cape's sake, first of all; but he must do it also in order that he might utterly destroy the validity of the stolen story which the News would almost certainly-print on the morrow--for he could not doubt that the envelope he had left on his table had been abstracted by a News man, or at least at the instigation of Beakman. No other possible suggestion of its theft was to be entertained, for a moment. And then he realized, as he had done on countless occasions before, how sadly limited is the function of the telephone, after all. It was his presence in Madam Joan's which was needed now to tear down the false structure which he had so laboriously built up. It seemed almost impossible that a word telephoned to Meade and Hankins should effect the release of Cape, or make plain to those officers the fact that he had made a stupendous mistake in relation to the young man "whom they held in custody. Moreover, he was subconsciously casting about for some means of saving himself the necessity of confessing to anyone save Cape himself, and of course to Campbell, how nearly he had come to committing a monstrous blunder. And certainly the telephone could not be relied upon as a means of adroit rectification--especially as he had so little time in which to act. He was about to take down the receiver again, with the unshaped thought of c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXVIII What the Morning Brought WHEN he hung up the receiver it was with the troubling consciousness that there was yet anoth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021790615X

ISBN - 13:9780217906159

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