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At Fault (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
At Fault (Paperback): Hawley Smart, Henry Hawley Smart

At Fault (Paperback)

Hawley Smart, Henry Hawley Smart

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Loot Price R270 Discovery Miles 2 700

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...had been present when the discovery was made, and she had not in the least connected the strange gentleman with the murder further than he was mighty anxious concerning it. An opinion in which a comparison of notes with Jenkinson, the waiter, confirmed her. CHAPTER VI. THE Sergeant Puzzled. It was difficult to make much out of that letter no doubt. Sergeant Usher, great as had been his exultation at its recovery, was compelled to own himself disappointed at its contents. He twisted and tossed it over in his mind again and again while he dressed, but was fain to confess he as yet saw no key to the enigma in that careless, laconic epistle. Still no one knew better than the Sergeant how easy is the rendering of a cipher when you have once come at the initial letters; a mysterious epistle at present, but containing three or four points which yet might throw much light on the affair when he once learnt to read between the lines. That he is possessor of this letter is a fact Sergeant Usher concludes to keep entirely to himself for a little, but in this that intelligent officer considerably over-reached himself. Eliza Salter might not be an out-of-the-way clever girl, but a keen eye for surreptitious billet-doux is part and parcel of a soubrette's training, if ever she may hope to thrive in her vocation. Lady's-maid or chambermaid, if she don't understand deft passing of notes and taking of gold pieces, she is basely ignorant of her calling. Thunderstruck by the peremptory order of the old Indian to hand those scraps of paper to him, it was scarcely to be supposed that she did not observe, busy as she might affect to be over the fire, that the old gentleman was obviously interested by one that he retained. Your astute man is often upset by an inferior...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Hawley Smart • Henry Hawley Smart
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-31114-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-31114-6
Barcode: 9781151311146

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