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The Black Bag

The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
By: (1879-1933)

Mr. Philip Kirkwood, a not so successful painter, receives a visitor from his home town in America, who wants him to do him an unspecified favor, but Kirkwood doesn't trust him and sends him away. That night, he sees the stranger dine with his beautiful daughter. In order to protect the girl, the stranger confesses to Kirkwood that he expects to be arrested upon leaving the restaurant. Kirkwood agrees to take care of the girl, but when he brings her home, he knows that she is in danger and that there must be a mystery attached. He decides to protect the girl...

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THE BLACK BAG

By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THOMAS FOGARTY

1908

TO MY MOTHER

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN

II. "AND SOME THERE BE WHO HAVE ADVENTURES THRUST UPON THEM"

III. CALENDAR'S DAUGHTER

IV. 9 FROGNALL STREET, W. C.

V. THE MYSTERY OF A FOUR WHEELER

VI. "BELOW BRIDGE"

VII. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN RESUMED

VIII. MADAME L'INTRIGANTE

IX. AGAIN "BELOW BRIDGE"; AND BEYOND

X. DESPERATE MEASURES

XI. OFF THE NORE

XII. PICARESQUE PASSAGES

XIII. A PRIMER OF PROGRESSIVE CRIME

XIV. STRATAGEMS AND SPOILS

XV. REFUGEES

XVI. TRAVELS WITH A CHAPERON

XVII. ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

XVIII. ADVENTURERS' LUCK

XIX. i THE UXBRIDGE ROAD

ii THE CROWN AND MITRE

iii THE JOURNEY'S END

THE BLACK BAG

I

DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN

Upon a certain dreary April afternoon in the year of grace, 1906, the apprehensions of Philip Kirkwood, Esquire, Artist peintre , were enlivened by the discovery that he was occupying that singularly distressing social position, which may be summed up succinctly in a phrase through long usage grown proverbial: "Alone in London... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 23, 2015
Subject: The Black Bag
A good story, nice twist at the conclusion, well narrated by all readers.


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