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Jack O' Judgment   By: (1875-1932)

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JACK O' JUDGMENT

BY

EDGAR WALLACE

WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED

LONDON AND MELBOURNE

Made and Printed in Great Britain by WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED, LONDON.

JACK O' JUDGMENT

POPULAR NOVELS

BY

EDGAR WALLACE

PUBLISHED BY WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED.

In Various Editions

SANDERS OF THE RIVER BONES BOSAMBO OF THE RIVER BONES IN LONDON THE KEEPERS OF THE KING'S PEACE THE COUNCIL OF JUSTICE THE DUKE IN THE SUBURBS THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER DOWN UNDER DONOVAN PRIVATE SELBY THE ADMIRABLE CARFEW THE MAN WHO BOUGHT LONDON THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA THE SECRET HOUSE KATE, PLUS TEN LIEUTENANT BONES THE ADVENTURES OF HEINE JACK O' JUDGMENT THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY THE NINE BEARS THE BOOK OF ALL POWER MR. JUSTICE MAXELL THE BOOKS OF BART THE DARK EYES OF LONDON CHICK SANDI, THE KING MAKER THE THREE OAK MYSTERY THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE FROG BLUE HAND GREY TIMOTHY A DEBT DISCHARGED THOSE FOLK OF BULBORO' THE MAN WHO WAS NOBODY THE GREEN RUST THE FOURTH PLAGUE THE RIVER OF STARS

CONTENTS

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I. THE KNAVE OF CLUBS 7 II. JACK O' JUDGMENT HIS CARD 14 III. THE DECOY 24 IV. THE MISSING HANSON 28 V. IN THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT 35 VI. STAFFORD KING RESIGNS 42 VII. THE COLONEL CONDUCTS HIS BUSINESS 48 VIII. THE LISTENER AT THE DOOR 54 IX. THE COLONEL EMPLOYS A DETECTIVE 61 X. THE GREEK PHILLOPOLIS 67 XI. THE COLONEL AT SCOTLAND YARD 71 XII. BUYING A NURSING HOME 80 XIII. THE LOVE OF STAFFORD KING 84 XIV. THE TAKING OF MAISIE WHITE 88 XV. THE COMMISSIONER HAS A THEORY 92 XVI. IN THE TURKISH BATHS 96 XVII. SOLOMON COMES BACK 100 XVIII. THE JUDGMENT OF DEATH 106 XIX. THE COLONEL IS SHOCKED 111 XX. "SWELL" CREWE BACKS OUT 119 XXI. THE BRIDE OF DEATH 123 XXII. MAISIE TELLS HER STORY 126 XXIII. THE GANG FUND 134 XXIV. PINTO GOES NORTH 141 XXV. A PATRON OF CHARITY 150 XXVI. THE SOLDIER WHO FOLLOWED 157 XXVII. THE CAPTURE OF "JACK" 162 XXVIII. THE PASSING OF PHILLOPOLIS 169 XXIX. THE VOICE IN THE ROOM 178 XXX. DIAMONDS FOR THE BANK 186 XXXI. THE VOICE AGAIN 194 XXXII. LOLLIE GOES AWAY 201 XXXIII. WHERE THE VOICE LIVED 205 XXXIV. CONSCIENCE MONEY 210 XXXV. IN A BOX AT THE ORPHEUM 217 XXXVI. LOLLIE PROPOSES 224 XXXVII. THE FALL OF PINTO 229 XXXVIII. A USE FOR OLD FILMS 234 XXXIX. JACK O' JUDGMENT REVEALED 244

JACK O' ... JUDGMENT

CHAPTER I

THE KNAVE OF CLUBS

They picked up the young man called "Snow" Gregory from a Lambeth gutter, and he was dead before the policeman on point duty in Waterloo Road, who had heard the shots, came upon the scene.

He had been shot in his tracks on a night of snow and storm and none saw the murder.

When they got him to the mortuary and searched his clothes they found nothing except a little tin box of white powder which proved to be cocaine, and a playing card the Jack of Clubs!

His associates had called him "Snow" Gregory because he was a doper, and cocaine is invariably referred to as "snow" by all its votaries. He was a gambler too, and he had been associated with Colonel Dan Boundary in certain of his business enterprises. That was all. The colonel knew nothing of the young man's antecedents except that he had been an Oxford man who had come down in the world... Continue reading book >>




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