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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter ii the man with A
grin he day after the disappearance of Lady Southborne, I was
sitting at breakfast in the little cottage on the borders of Epping
Forest, whither it was my custom to betake myself when I had a
piece of work on hand, and wished to be absolutely alone. It so
happened that on the previous evening I had gone to St. Pancras
Station to see a friend off, and so had been present when the
events already recorded took place. Hence on this particular
morning I opened my newspapers with some interest. The first item
to catch my eye was headed--"accident on the midland railway.
"narrow escape of the manchester mail. "What might have been a very
serious accident took place last evening on the Midland Railway at
St. Albans," ran the report. "Just as the Manchester Mail from St.
Pancras was entering the station, a large trolley at the far end of
the platform--set in motion, it is believed, by some lads who were
returning from a football match--was seen to be moving, and, before
it could be reached, had precipitated itself over the edge of the
platform in front of the advancing engine. But for the fact that
the train had slowed down preparatory to stopping at the station,
the result might have been lamentable. The passengers, who were
naturally much alarmed, at once left the carriages, and swarming
along the line made their way to the platform. It was reported in
London last night that several passengers had been killed, but we
are glad to say that though a number of people were severely
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