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Two Wonderful Detectives Jack and Gil's Marvelous Skill   By: (1839?-1898)

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Two Wonderful Detectives; OR JACK AND GIL'S MARVELOUS SKILL.

By OLD SLEUTH.

Copyright, 1898, by Parlor Car Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.

NEW YORK: J. S. OGILVIE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 57 ROSE STREET.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter I

THE DETECTIVE AND THE BANKER A REMARKABLE NARRATIVE A PECULIAR TRAIL MILLIONS WITH NO OWNER A GREAT TASK LOOMING UP FOR JACK A MOMENT OF EXPECTANCY.

Chapter II

NOT A TERRIBLE CRIME A SERIES OF SHARP QUESTIONS A DETECTIVE AT HIS BEST STARTLING DEVELOPMENTS OF A LOGICAL MYSTERY SOLVER REPRODUCING AN IMAGE AFTER FORTY YEARS A GREAT DIALOGUE.

Chapter III

AN EXTRAORDINARY CROSS EXAMINATION A THEORY AT LAST WHITE SAND AND JERSEY MUD WORKING ON A SLIGHT CLUE AN INSPIRATION THE MAN WITH THE DIARY A PROSPECT.

Chapter IV

A MOST WONDERFUL "SHADOW" GOING OVER A RAILROAD DIARY AN INCIDENT THAT WAS SUGGESTIVE A MARVELOUS DISCOVERY THE OLD TRUNK ON THE TRACK OF A GENUINE CLUE.

Chapter V

THE SECRET OF THE OLD BOX A GHASTLY FIND WONDERFUL CONFIRMATIONS STILL MORE WONDERFUL DETECTIVE WORK A NOVEL SURPRISE THE DEAD ALIVE AN ABSOLUTE IDENTIFICATION.

Chapter VI

ON A NEW "LAY" DOWN IN MONMOUTH COUNTY AN APPARENT DEFEAT A SINGULAR CLUE TWO COINCIDENT DATES OLD BERWICK STRIKING SUGGESTIONS ONCE AGAIN A CHANCE.

Chapter VII

OLD BERWICK'S RECOLLECTIONS A GOOD REASON FOR A STRANGE DEPOSIT A GIRL IN THE CASE EXTRAORDINARY DETECTIVE RESULTS A NEW "SHADOW" GREAT POSSIBILITIES SURE TO WIN.

Chapter VIII

JACK'S FORESIGHT A SECOND VISIT TO OLD BERWICK THE PORTRAIT OTHER SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERIES "ALAS! THE LETTER!" A STREET CAR INCIDENT "I WILL FIND THAT LETTER."

Chapter IX

A WONDERFUL SEARCH JACK BECOMES THE SEARCHER A STARTLING DISCOVERY THE LONG LOST LETTER FOUND AT LAST A MOST REMARKABLE FEAT THE STORY OF THE SEALED LETTER.

Chapter X

CONCLUSION.

Two Wonderful Detectives; OR, Jack and Gil's Marvelous Skill.

BY OLD SLEUTH,

Author of All the Famous Old Sleuth Stories .

CHAPTER I.

THE DETECTIVE AND THE BANKER A REMARKABLE NARRATIVE A PECULIAR TRAIL MILLIONS WITH NO OWNER A GREAT TASK LOOMING UP FOR JACK A MOMENT OF EXPECTANCY.

"Your name is John Alvarez?"

"That is my name, sir."

An elderly man was seated at a table and a young man stood opposite to him. The elderly person was a well known banker who had retired from business, and he had sent for the detective who had just entered his presence.

"You are a detective?"

"I claim to be, sir."

The elderly man meditated a moment and then said:

"A gentleman learning that I desired the services of a detective mentioned your name to me, and gave you a character for qualities which I think are specially needed in the service I may have for you."

"I am glad, sir, that some good friend has spoken well of me."

John Alvarez was a twin brother of Gil Alvarez. They were known among their few friends as Jack and Gil. They were trained athletes; their father had been a circus performer, and under peculiar circumstances the two brothers had been trained for the profession, but owing to reasons satisfactory to themselves, and as recorded in previous records of their exploits, they had decided become detectives, and had so acted upon three occasions as recorded in Nos. 104, 106 and 108 of "OLD SLEUTH'S OWN." These brothers had a history and were two very remarkable young men, as proved in their previous exploits as recorded, and as will be proved again in the present narrative.

"The matter I have on hand is a singular one. I do not know that I can give you a single clue to work upon indeed, it is a very strange story."

"If you have sufficient confidence in me, sir, you may tell me the story and I will be able to judge whether or not there is a clue to work upon."

"I will tell you the story and tell it in perfect confidence, trusting that in case we fail you will never mention the circumstances to a living soul; let the subject pass from your mind forever... Continue reading book >>




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