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The Recipe for Diamonds   By: (1866-1944)

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The Recipe for Diamonds

NELSON'S LIBRARY

[Illustration: Weems stuck up his left arm, and sighted the pistol over his elbow joint.]

THE RECIPE FOR DIAMONDS

C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE

Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, and New York

UNIFORM WITH THIS VOLUME

THE OCTOPUS. Frank Norris.

WHITE FANG. Jack London.

THE PRINCESS PASSES. C. N. & A. M. Williamson.

THE MAN FROM AMERICA. Mrs. H. de la Pasture.

SIR JOHN CONSTANTINE. "Q"

A LAME DOG'S DIARY. S. Macnaughtan.

FORTUNE OF CHRISTINA M'NAB. S. Macnaughtan.

THE BATTLE OF THE STRONG. Sir G. Parker.

THE TRANSLATION OF A SAVAGE. Sir G. Parker.

INCOMPARABLE BELLAIRS. A. and E. Castle.

IF YOUTH BUT KNEW! A. and E. Castle.

JOHN CHARITY. H. A. Vachell.

HIS GRACE. W. E. Norris.

MATTHEW AUSTIN. W. E. Norris.

CLEMENTINA. A. E. W. Mason.

THE AMERICAN PRISONER. Eden Phillpotts.

THE HOSTS OF THE LORD. Mrs. F. A. Steel.

THE LADY OF THE BARGE. W. W. Jacobs.

THE INTRUSIONS OF PEGGY. Anthony Hope.

QUISANTÉ. Anthony Hope.

THE KING'S MIRROR. Anthony Hope.

THE GOD IN THE CAR. Anthony Hope.

No. 5 JOHN STREET. Richard Whiteing.

THE ODD WOMEN. George Gissing.

MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHE. Mrs. Humphry Ward.

ROBERT ELSMERE. Mrs. Humphry Ward.

HISTORY OF DAVID GRIEVE. Mrs. Humphry Ward.

Shortly.

WOODSIDE FARM. Mrs. W. K. Clifford.

MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE, AND THE BEAUTIFUL LADY. Booth Tarkington.

THE PIT. Frank Norris.

AN ADVENTURER OF THE NORTH. Sir G. Parker.

THE WAGES OF SIN. Lucas Malet.

NELSON'S LIBRARY.

Transcriber's Note: In this e text, characters with macrons are preceded by an equal sign and enclosed in brackets, e.g., [=a]. Characters with breves are preceded by a right parenthesis and enclosed in brackets, e.g., [)a]. Superscripted characters are preceded by a carat, e.g., 2^a.

CONTENTS.

I. BIG GAME 3

II. HALCYONII DIES 15

III. VAGABOND 27

IV. MR. WEEMS AND HIS PURCHASE 46

V. WANTED, A PASSAGE 69

VI. FORE AND AFT SEAMANSHIP 81

VII. A DIPLOMATIC REMOVAL 102

VIII. TWO EVENINGS 115

IX. TALAITI DE TALT 132

X. WITH A THREE ANGLED HOE 146

XI. THE RED DELF AMPHORA 166

XII. A PROFESSIONAL CONSPIRATOR 182

XIII. AT A MALLORQUIN FONDA 204

XIV. HEREINGEFALLEN 217

XV. CAMARADERIE 226

XVI. CRUELLY INTERRUPTED 240

XVII. VENTRE À TERRE 258

THE RECIPE FOR DIAMONDS.

[ Extracted from the home correspondence of George Slade Methuen, Esq., which was written at his hired place on the Foldenfjord. ]

CHAPTER I.

BIG GAME.

... The first shot was just a rib too far back, and though it staggered him, he didn't stop to it. Out tinkled cartridge number one and in went a second, and " cluck " said the breech block. And then as he slewed round, I got the next bullet home, bang behind the shoulder. That did it. He tucked down his long Roman nose, and went heels over tip like a shot rabbit; and when a big elk that stands seventeen hands at the withers plays that trick, I tell you it shows a new hand something he hadn't much idea of before... Continue reading book >>




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