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A Promoter Of Counterfeits

Auhtor: Harvey Ohiggins

Language: english
Published: 1911

Genres:

short story,  mysterydetective
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Review by C. F. Hill, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Promoter Of Counterfeits':

... is a sufficient challenge to anyone it is a puzzle that cries, You can't guess me. But to a man of Burns' mind, and of his interests, the thing ...
... indicated, to Burns, that the anonymous writer was probably James R. Worthington himself. Ways in Which a Guilty Mind Betrays Itself. How. It is ...
... anonymous tip of the sort would have read merely: James R. Worthington of 126 -Street, B-, has information that may lead to the arrest of counterfeiters. ...
... He put the letter in his pocket, satisfied that Worthington believed he had some valuable information to give that he would await the arrival of the ...
... trees were in full leaf. The chestnuts were decorated with their white cones of bloom. The sparrows were quarreling and fluttering in the roadway and ...
... guiltily, but with a quick scrutiny, followed by a belated attempt to appear unconscious and matter-of-fact. Come in, he said, and led the way to ...
... detective-trying to make Bums think that he was debating in his mind whether or not he should admit that he had anything to tell. Well, he said ...
... it was but common sense in this instance to believe that no man of wealth would make himself liable to a life of blackmail by entering into a criminal ...
... to know that this George G. Wain was one of the prominent rich men of the community. The land boom in B- had made a fortune for him. He had bought ...
... man's prosperity could be reasonably explained: he would be blackmailing Wain. The assumption of Wain's assistance would explain, too, how the notes ...
... the electric bell almost absent-mindedly. Mr. Wain, he directed the maid, with a casual manner that was convincing. She ushered him into a large ...
... blank, indifferent look, and turned to the doorway of an inner room which proved to be a library. It might have been designed from the writing-room ...
... Burns studied the man before him. Wain was regarding him thoughtfully. It is true, Wain said, as I suppose you know, that I have been interested ...
... my credit. In this case I had to use some of the money to purchase civic officials who would otherwise have defended their electorate from exploitation. ...
... should have been a man waiting for me, with his hand on that post. That was the way we had met in my dreams. He was not there. I went back again ...
... in large quantities throughout the country.. The Solution. Burns had made up his mind how to proceed. I suppose, he said, you have an attorney ...
... explicit.. Have you had your breakfast.. No. I was just about to start when you came in.. Burns rose. I will not keep ...
... on the floor and turned gray in the face. Mr. Burns, he stammered, you said-you promised me that I shouldn't be drawn into this-that you'd respect ...
... As a matter of fact, Wain has had no more to do with counterfeiting that ten-dollar note than you have.. And the truth is, Burns concludes, when ...
... and wrote histories, fiction and other works which were widely known.Harriett Bradley : The Enclosures In EnglandReprint of the 1918 ed.Harry Stephen ...