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Elusive Isabel

Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle
By: (1875-1912)

Elusive Isabel is a novel by Jacques Futrelle (April 9, 1875 – April 15, 1912) first published in 1909. Set in Washington, D.C., it is a spy novel about an international conspiracy of the “Latin” countries against the English-speaking world with the aim to take over world control.

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ELUSIVE ISABEL

BY

JACQUES FUTRELLE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

ALONZO KIMBALL

1908

TO

THE WONDERFUL WOMAN

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I MISS ISABEL THORNE

II MR. CAMPBELL AND THE CABLE

III THE LANGUAGE OF THE FAN

IV THE FLEEING WOMAN

V A VISIT TO THE COUNT

VI REVELATIONS

VII THE SIGNAL

VIII MISS THORNE AND NOT MISS THORNE

IX FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS

X A SAFE OPENING

XI THE LACE HANDKERCHIEF

XII THE VANISHING DIPLOMATIST

XIII A CONFERENCE IN THE DARK

XIV A RESCUE AND AN ESCAPE

XV MASTER OF THE SITUATION

XVI LETTERS FROM JAIL

XVII A CALL ON THE WARDEN

XVIII NOTICE TO LEAVE

XIX BY WIRELESS

XX THE LIGHT IN THE DOME

XXI A SLIP OF PAPER

XXII THE COMPACT

XXIII THE PERCUSSION CAP

XXIV THE PERSONAL EQUATION

XXV WE TWO

XXVI IN WHICH THEY BOTH WIN

ELUSIVE ISABEL

I

MISS ISABEL THORNE

All the world rubs elbows in Washington. Outwardly it is merely a city of evasion, of conventionalities, sated with the commonplace pleasures of life, listless, blasé even, and always exquisitely, albeit frigidly, courteous; but beneath the still, suave surface strange currents play at cross purposes, intrigue is endless, and the merciless war of diplomacy goes on unceasingly... Continue reading book >>


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