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The Black Diamond (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
Discovery Miles 3 430
The Black Diamond (Paperback): Francis Brett Young

The Black Diamond (Paperback)

Francis Brett Young

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Loot Price R343 Discovery Miles 3 430

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ...twice his lips had moved and his muscles stiffened as though he wanted to say something. Now he sat quite still with his hands on his knees, staring, as it seemed, at the buffalo's head. One after another the witnesses were called up to sign their evidence. The coroner looked at his watch and sighed. It seemed as if he would not have time to take tea with the Delahays, and this annoyed him, for Lady Delahay was a very attractive woman and a visit to Lesswardine Court always left him with a pleasant afterglow and made him feel that but for his wife he might have become an ornament of county society. The sergeant stood like a waxen policeman in Madame Tussaud's. By a combination of frowns, winks, and rollings of the eyes, he indicated to his bewildered subordinate that the Testaments on the table might now be collected. The young constable stumped round the table on noisy tiptoes. No other sound was heard but the settling of thawed snow on the roof, the tinkle of a distant anvil, and the noise of a blob of nicotined saliva which Atwell privily dropped upon the floor and then obliterated with a sideways motion ot his foot. The jury re-entered and took their seats at the table. The sergeant insensibly stiffened. Mr Williams held a paper in his hand. 'Well, ' said the coroner. 'You have arrived at your verdict?' 'Yes, your honour. Unanimous. We find...' 'Wait a moment.... Yes, very good... go on.' 'We find, unanimous, that the deceased died in accordance with the doctor's evidence, and that his death was caused unintentionally by George Malpas.' 'That is manslaughter.' 'Yes, your honour. Unintentional manslaughter.' 'You can't qualify it. Manslaughter. You have added no rider?' 'No, your honour.' 'Well, I am bound to say I endorse your verdict. I think that you m...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Francis Brett Young
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 134
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91228-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91228-6
Barcode: 9781150912283

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