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The Avenger (1908) (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
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The Avenger (1908) (Paperback): Edward Phillips Oppenheim
The Avenger (1908) (Paperback): Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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The Avenger (1908) (Paperback)

Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III DISCUSSING THE CRIME THE murder of Morris Barnes, considered merely as an event, came as a Godsend to the halfpenny press, which has an unwritten but immutable contract with the public to provide it with so much sensation during the week, in season or out of season. Nothing else was talked about anywhere. Under the influence of the general example, Wrayson found himself within a few days discussing its details with perfect coolness, and with an interest which never flagged. He seemed continually to forget his own personal and actual connection with the affair. It was discussed, amongst other places, at the Sheridan Club, of which Wrayson was a member, and where he spent most of his spare time. At one particular luncheon party the day after the inquest, nothing else was spoken of. For the first time, in Wrayson's hearing, a new and somewhat ominous light was thrown upon the affair. There were four men at the luncheon party, which was really not a luncheon party at all, but a promiscuous coming together of four of the men who usually sat at what was called the Colonel's table. First of all there was the Colonel himself, ? Colonel Edgar Fitz- maurice, C.B., D.S.O., ? easily the most popular member of the club, a distinguished retired officer, white- haired, kindly and genial, a man of whom no one hadever heard another say an unkind word, whose hand was always in his none too well-filled pockets, and whose sympathies were always ready to be enlisted in any forlorn cause, deserving or otherwise. At his right hand sat Wrayson; on his left Sydney Mason, a rising young sculptor, and also a popular member of this somewhat Bohemian circle. Opposite was Stephen Heneage, a man of a different and more secretive type. He called himself a barrister, but he never practised...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Edward Phillips Oppenheim
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 214
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37866-6
Barcode: 9780217378666
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-37866-8

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