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Anderson Crow, Detective   By: (1866-1928)

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ANDERSON CROW

DETECTIVE

BY GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON

Author of "Brewster's Millions," "Truxton King," "Sherry," etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY

JOHN T. McCUTCHEON

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1920

COPYRIGHT, 1918, 1919, 1920 BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, INC.

VAIL BALLOU COMPANY BINGHAMTON AND NEW YORK

[Illustration: Three seconds later the two youngsters had the ear of Anderson Crow ]

CONTENTS

A NIGHT TO BE REMEMBERED

"YOU ARE INVITED TO BE PRESENT"

THE PERFECT END OF A DAY

THE BEST MAN WINS

VICIOUS LUCIUS

THE VEILED LADY AND THE SHADOW

THE ASTONISHING ACTS OF ANNA

NO QUESTIONS ANSWERED

SHADES OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN!

JAKE MILLER HANGS HIMSELF

ILLUSTRATIONS

Three seconds later the two youngsters had the ear of Anderson Crow

"Wha what was that you said?" gasped her husband, flopping back in the seat

Then, a hundred feet ahead, his lights fell upon the dauntless, abandoned flivver

Words failed Mr. Crow

The Rev. Mr. Maltby, pastor of the Congregational Church, happened to be passing the town hall

Several heartbroken gentlemen threatened to shoot themselves

"The celebrated Anderson Crow?" asked the man with the glasses

The Marshal started off in the direction of the "shanty"

"I I surrender! I give in!" he yelled

Something terrible must have happened or Marshal Crow wouldn't be summoned in any such imperative manner as this

In the centre of this group was the new candidate for town marshal

Harry Squires stepped to the front of the platform

When they appeared on the street together

He altered his course, and as she passed him, the flat of the spade landed with impelling force

Eight or ten people were congregated in front of the Fry house

The veiled lady made her daily excursions in the big high powered car

Yanking open the screen door, he plunged headlong into the softly lighted veranda

He was surrounded by conquerors

Over him stood two men with pistols levelled at the white, terrified face

"Hold on, Mort!" called out Mr. Crow. "Don't monkey with that trunk"

His wife was now standing guard over it on the porch of the Grand View Hotel

These smiling, complacent women formed the Death Watch that was to witness the swift, inevitable finish of the Sunlight Bar

At the trial he was shamelessly complimentary about Mrs. Nixon's pie

"I am going to reveal to you the true facts in the case of our late lamented friend, Jake Miller"

ANDERSON CROW, DETECTIVE

A NIGHT TO BE REMEMBERED

Two events of great importance took place in Tinkletown on the night of May 6, 1918. The first, occurring at half past ten o'clock, was of sufficient consequence to rouse the entire population out of bed thereby creating a situation, almost unique, which allowed every one in town to participate in all the thrills of the second. When the history of Tinkletown is written, and it is said to be well under way at the hands of that estimable authoress, Miss Sue Becker, some fifty years a resident of the town and the great granddaughter of one of its founders, when this history is written, the night of May 6, 1918, will assert itself with something of the same insistence that causes the world to refresh its memory occasionally by looking into the encyclopedia to determine the exact date of the Fall of the Bastile. The fire bell atop the town hall heralded the first event, and two small boys gave notice of the second.

Smock's grain elevator, on the outskirts of the town, was in flames, and with a high wind blowing from the west, the Congregational and Baptist churches, the high school, Pratt's photograph gallery and the two motion picture houses were threatened with destruction. As Anderson Crow, now deputy marshal of the town, declared the instant he arrived at the scene of the conflagration, nothing but the most heroic and indefatigable efforts on the part of the volunteer fire department could save the town only he put it in this way: "We'll have another Chicago fire here, sure as you're born, unless it rains or the wind changes mighty all fired sudden; so we got to fight hard, boys... Continue reading book >>




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