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The Diamond Master

The Diamond Master by Jaques Futrelle
By: (1875-1912)

A perfect diamond worth millions is mailed, in a plain package, to a diamond dealer. Then he finds that identical diamonds were delivered to other diamond dealers. Where did the gems come from? Who sent them? And why? (Introduction by Dawn)

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E text prepared by Ed Ferris

THE DIAMOND MASTER

by

JACQUES FUTRELLE

Author of "Elusive Isabel," "The Thinking Machine," etc.

Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer

Indianapolis The Bobbs Merrill Company Publishers

1909

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CONTENTS

I THE FIRST DIAMOND II TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE III THURSDAY AT THREE IV THE UNLIMITED SUPPLY V THE ASTUTE MR. BIRNES VI THE MYSTERIOUS WOMAN VII A WINGED MESSENGER VIII SOME CONJECTURES IX AND MORE DIAMONDS! X THE BIG GAME XI THE SILENT BELL XII THE THIRD DEGREE XIII MR. CZENKI APPEARS XIV CAUGHT IN THE NET XV THE TRUTH IN PART XVI MR. CZENKI EXPLAINS XVII THE GREAT CUBE

CHAPTER I

THE FIRST DIAMOND

There were thirty or forty personally addressed letters, the daily heritage of the head of a great business establishment; and a plain, yellow wrapped package about the size of a cigarette box, some three inches long, two inches wide and one inch deep. It was neatly tied with thin scarlet twine, and innocent of markings except for the superscription in a precise, copperplate hand, and the smudge of the postmark across the ten cent stamp in the upper right hand corner... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - November 25, 2014
Subject: the diamond master
I enjoyed this clever tale and the reading was good. The only disappointing aspect was that it ended rather abruptly as if the author suddenly realised he was late for a deadline. This left a few frustrating strings untied


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