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Swirling Waters   By: (1880-1965)

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SWIRLING WATERS

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

THE MIND READER, BEING SOME PAGES FROM THE LIFE OF DR XAVIER WYCHERLEY, PSYCHOLOGIST AND MENTAL HEALER.

THE COCKATOO.

SWIRLING WATERS

BY

MAX RITTENBERG

AUTHOR OF "THE MIND READER," "THE COCKATOO," ETC.

SECOND EDITION

METHUEN & CO. LTD. 36 ESSEX STREET W.C. LONDON

First Published July 3rd 1913 Second Edition August 1913

TO

MY DEAR MOTHER

WHOSE ADVICE AND CRITICISM HAVE HELPED SO GREATLY IN MY WORK, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE MAKING OF THIS BOOK; WHOSE COMPANIONSHIP HAS BEEN A CONSTANT INSPIRATION TO ME

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. The Whirlpool 1

II. A £5,000,000 Deal 7

III. Shadowed 17

IV. On the Scent of a Mystery 19

V. The First Move in the Game 29

VI. The Beginning of a New Life 42

VII. A Seat by the Arena 50

VIII. Who and where is Rivière? 61

IX. At Monte Carlo 69

X. Larssen turns another Corner 73

XI. A Letter From Rivière 83

XII. The Second Meeting 87

XIII. At the Maison Carrée 100

XIV. By the Druids' Tower 107

XV. Waiting the Verdict 111

XVI. Only Pity! 123

XVII. Rivière is Called Back 127

XVIII. Not Wanted! 138

XIX. A Throne Room 148

XX. Beaten to Earth 153

XXI. The Bolted Door 171

XXII. The Chameleon Mind 184

XXIII. Larssen's Man Once Again 197

XXIV. Confession 205

XXV. White Lilac 216

XXVI. A Challenge 221

XXVII. Women's Weapons 225

XXVIII. The Counter Move 235

XXIX. The Parting 247

XXX. Heir to a Throne 254

XXXI. The Reins had Slipped 264

XXXII. The New Scheme 273

XXXIII. Larssen's Appeal 278

XXXIV. On Board the "Starlight" 285

XXXV. Intervention 297

XXXVI. Finality 304

Epilogue 311

SWIRLING WATERS

CHAPTER I

THE WHIRLPOOL

On the crucial night of his career, 14 March, 191 , Clifford Matheson, financier, was speeding in a taxi cab to the Gare de Lyon.

He was a clean limbed man of thirty seven. There was usually a look of masterfulness in the firm lines of his face, the straight, direct glance, the stiff, close cut moustache. But to night his eyes were tired, very tired. He leant back in a corner of the cab with drooping shoulders as though utterly world weary... Continue reading book >>




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