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"£19,000"

By BURFORD DELANNOY

Author of "The Garden Court Murder" "The Missing Cyclist" Etc. Etc.

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R. F. FENNO & COMPANY 9 and 11 East Sixteenth Street, New York

WARD LOCK & COMPANY, LONDON

Copyright, 1900, by R. F. FENNO & COMPANY

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I. THE DENTIST'S IN FINSBURY SQUARE 7 II. WHAT WAS FOUND ON THE BODY 16 III. ON BOARD THE AMERICAN LINER 23 IV. THE CITY LAWYER AND THE CLIENT FROM THE WILD AND WOOLY WEST 30 V. BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND QUEENSTOWN 38 VI. MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS 45 VII. THE NUMBERS OF THE MISSING NOTES 52 VIII. THE SEALED UP CABIN 61 IX. A WAITING WIFE'S DISCOVERY 68 X. HOW THE DEVIL TEMPTED HIM 76 XI. A LIFE FOR A LIFE 83 XII. FATHER AND CHILD THE OLD STORY 91 XIII. LOVERS MORE OF THE OLD STORY 98 XIV. THE METHOD IN SUSAN TODD'S MADNESS 105 XV. BOUND TO THE WHEEL 113 XVI. SUSAN TODD SEES A GHOST 120 XVII. A SICK BED CONFESSION 126 XVIII. A WIFE FOR REWARD 133 XIX. GERALD PUTS HIS NOSE TO THE TRAIL 140 XX. INSIDE THE LAWYER'S OFFICE 148 XXI. THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S ART AND ARTFULNESS 156 XXII. THE HANDCUFFS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART 163 XXIII. AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DENTIST 171 XXIV. AN AMATEUR CARPENTER 178 XXV. A WOULD BE SUICIDE 181 XXVI. GERALD WALKS INTO THE TRAP 195 XXVII. PECULIAR MESSENGERS 203 XXVIII. A PISTOL AND AN OPEN GRAVE 211 XXIX. THE NEXT MOVE IN THE GAME 218 XXX. AT THE DENTIST'S 226 XXXI. MOON BLINDNESS 234 XXXII. THE LOVERS MEET 241 XXXIII. THIEF! 249 XXXIV. A THEATRICAL MAKE UP 254 XXXV. NOT A MAN TO STICK AT TRIFLES 262 XXXVI. ONCE MORE ON THE TRACK 270 XXXVII. THE LAWYER LIFTED INTO ANOTHER SPHERE 277 XXXVIII. MRS. DEPEW HOLDS THE REINS 284 XXXIX. MRS. DEPEW HAS THINGS HER OWN WAY 290

CHAPTER I

THE DENTIST'S IN FINSBURY SQUARE

The gong fixed in the door frame sounded.

A man entered as Sawyer hurriedly ceased a perusal of the pages of the Boys of the World , and stuffed that sample of the literature of young England up his page's jacket.

"Is the boss in?"

"Yes, sir."

"I want a tooth out."

"Yes, sir. Will you take a seat a moment?"

The boy handed the visitor a newspaper as he spoke, and then entered the inner room... Continue reading book >>




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