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The Destroyer A Tale of International Intrigue

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THE DESTROYER

A TALE OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

[Illustration]

BY

BURTON E. STEVENSON

Author of "The Holladay Case," "The Marathon Mystery," "The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet," etc.

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1921

COPYRIGHT, 1913

BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

THE DESTROYER

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE TWENTY FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER 1

II FRANCE IN MOURNING 14

III TWO GREAT MEN MEET 31

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The Voice in the Fog

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THE VOICE IN THE FOG

by

HAROLD MACGRATH

Author of The Man on the Box, Hearts and Masks, The Million Dollar Mystery, etc.

With Illustrations by A. B. Wenzell

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers The Bobbs Merrill Company

1915

[Frontispiece: Kitty Killigrew]

TO

CAV. GIOVANNI PICCININI

IN MEMORY OF MANY HAPPY FLORENTINE DAYS

THE VOICE IN THE FOG

CHAPTER I

Fog.

A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it; and you only thought you sa...

An Historical Mystery

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AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY

(The Gondreville Mystery)

By Honore De Balzac

Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

DEDICATION

To Monsieur de Margone.

In grateful remembrance, from his guest at the Chateau de Sache.

De Balzac.

AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY

PART I

CHAPTER I. JUDAS

The autumn of the year 1803 was one of the finest in the early part of that period of the present century which we now call "Empire." Rain had refreshed the earth during the month of October, so tha...

The Hand in the Dark

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THE HAND IN THE DARK

BY ARTHUR J. REES

AUTHOR OF "THE SHRIEKING PIT"

NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD Copyright, 1920

PRESS OF THE VAIL BALLOU COMPANY BINGHAMTON, N. Y., U. S. A.

THE HAND IN THE DARK

CHAPTER I

Seen in the sad glamour of an English twilight, the old moat house, emerging from the thin mists which veiled the green flats in which it stood, conveyed the impression of a habitation falling into senility, tired with ...

Le parfum de la Dame en noir

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Gaston Leroux

LE PARFUM DE LA DAME EN NOIR

(1908)

Table des matières

I Qui commence par où les romans finissent. II Où il est question de l'humeur changeante de Joseph Rouletabille. III Le parfum. IV En route. V Panique. VI Le fort d'Hercule. VII De quelques précautions qui furent prises par Joseph Rouletabille pour défendre le fort d'Hercule contre une attaque ennemie. VIII Quelques pages historiques sur Jean Roussel Larsan Ballmeyer. IX Arrivée inattendue du «vieux Bob». X La journée du 11. XI L'attaque de la Tour Carrée. XI...

The Lost House –by: Richard Harding Davis

Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince him that there is nothing to it, the journalist is determined to follow the lead...

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THE LOST HOUSE

by Richard Harding Davis

I

It was a dull...

Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings

Henry Beechtree, a newspaper correspondent for the British Bolshevist, is covering the latest otherwise sleepy session of the League of Nations in Geneva, when the newly elected President – a member of the Norwegian delegation – disappears mysteriously, adding some badly needed ‘spice’ to Henry's assignment. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

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[Transcriber's Notes:

The Greek phrase on the title page has been transliterated and placed between plus marks.

Every effort has been made to replicate this text as closely as possible, including most inconsi...

The Black Bag –by: Louis Joseph Vance

Mr. Philip Kirkwood, a not so successful painter, receives a visitor from his home town in America, who wants him to do him an unspecified favor, but Kirkwood doesn't trust him and sends him away. That night, he sees the stranger dine with his beautiful daughter. In order to protect the girl, the stranger confesses to Kirkwood that he expects to be arrested upon leaving the restaurant. Kirkwood agrees to take care of the girl, but when he brings her home, he knows that she is in danger and that there must be a mystery attached. He decides to protect the girl...

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THE B...

The Street of Seven Stars –by: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has talent and she dreams of a career in music. After her friends run out of money and return to the States, Harmony stays on in hopes of earning enough money to continue her lessons. Along the way, she meets Peter Byrne, an American doctor in Vienna following his dream to study surgery. Peter is already watching over an orphan boy in a local hospital and now he takes it upon himself to protect young Harmony from the unsavory side of life in the big city. With ...

The Law and the Lady –by: Wilkie Collins

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends.

Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying hi...
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