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The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

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The first of the Fu-Manchu novels this story follows the two characters who are set against the machinations of the insidious doctor.

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This etext was updated by Stewart A. Levin of Englewood, CO.

The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu

by

Sax Rohmer

CHAPTER I

"A GENTLEMAN to see you, Doctor."

From across the common a clock sounded the half hour.

"Ten thirty!" I said. "A late visitor. Show him up, if you please."

I pushed my writing aside and tilted the lamp shade, as footsteps sounded on the landing. The next moment I had jumped to my feet, for a tall, lean man, with his square cut, clean shaven face sun baked to the hue of coffee, entered and extended both hands, with a cry:

"Good old Petrie! Didn't expect me, I'll swear!"

It was Nayland Smith whom I had thought to be in Burma!

"Smith," I said, and gripped his hands hard, "this is a delightful surprise! Whatever however "

"Excuse me, Petrie!" he broke in. "Don't put it down to the sun!" And he put out the lamp, plunging the room into darkness.

I was too surprised to speak.

"No doubt you will think me mad," he continued, and, dimly, I could see him at the window, peering out into the road, "but before you are many hours older you will know that I have good reason to be cautious... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 3, 2015
Subject: the insidious dr fu manchu
Not bad though Dr Petrie makes Watson appear to be of towering intellect. FNH reads a good story with a hint of amusement in his voice


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