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The Adventures Of The Infallible Godahl

Auhtor: Frederick Irving Anderson

Language: english
Published: 1914

Genres:

short story collection,  thriller,  mysterydetective
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Review by Chandler, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Adventures Of The Infallible Godahl':

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Excerpts from the Book 'The Adventures Of The Infallible Godahl':


... a tired elephant. This, of course, was not an accident. It was due to a weakness in the construction of that wheel-a weakness that had from the beginning ...
... handle him in a rage-To begin with, Godahl, this thief, is not an ordinary thief, he is a highbrow. He has made some big hauls. He must be a very rich ...
... away disappointed. Well, Mr. Godahl. his hostess said tauntingly. He shook his head in perplexity. Most ingenious, he said and then suddenly: ...
... He puts you in a position where you have to make advances to him. And then, grinning to himself all the time at your conceit and gullibility, he plays ...
... lozenge-shaped diamond about the size of a little fingernail. It hung from a tiny bar of silver, highly polished and devoid of ornament. On the back under ...
... See. I have it in writing. It is in addition to the one thousand dollars. That I already possess. Now these fifty little millionaires, friend Godahl-are ...
... the persistency of vision amounts to one-hundredth of a second. These fingers found ample room to work in that slit of time. Yet the circle looked on ...
... the incline in the canon that dumps Nassau Street into the hollow that was once, in the long ago, a meandering brook flanked by a romantic cowpath, still ...
... orders. Not a man was to pass. Every twenty feet stood a policeman, trying his best to gather his still-slumbering wits and to make head or tail out ...
... blue the policeman scratched his head and churned his memory. He was painfully extracting a swollen foot from a shoe when light broke on him. It ...
... who did not believe in capital punishment and the crafty Japanese were realistically credited with sowing the gates of the Gatun locks with rhyolite, ...
... rushing to the city by special train magnates at sea were clamorously demanding monopoly of the air for the space of the precious minute. A red-ink ...
... Mapes. It was a sheet of paper the old man had used in his endless scoring of his weird music. There were a dozen bars of wobbly musical notes, which, ...
... you a very good morning.. The Fifth Tube. It will be observed, noted the pharmacopeia, that the size of the drops of different liquids bears no ...
... who had sprung to his side when he exclaimed: Is it gold.. The two men nodded assent. It was solid gold, pure gold-even to the roughly hewn hooks. ...
... began, that eight hundred pounds of gold, especially in a fluid state, did not get up and walk off without help. I think, he said, rising, that before ...
... turned his steps confidently in that direction, positive at last that he had stumbled on a queer place to eat and hopeful that here he might find some ...
... It was an eight-ounce tumbler. Mr. Carnegie wrapped his leg-which only reached the first rung of his chair-about the spindles, and, as he quaffed ...
... across the floor he rapped her back and made her try it again.. Yes.. Describe him.. A head like-like Daniel Webster. Magnificent. Enormous ...
... in the street had already begun to gather in front of the house, attracted by the sound of the broken glass and the sudden appearance of the policemen ...