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A Millionaire of Yesterday

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A MILLIONAIRE OF YESTERDAY

By E. Phillips Oppenheim

CHAPTER I

"Filth," grunted Trent "ugh! I tell you what it is, my venerable friend I have seen some dirty cabins in the west of Ireland and some vile holes in East London. I've been in some places which I can't think of even now without feeling sick. I'm not a particular chap, wasn't brought up to it no, nor squeamish either, but this is a bit thicker than anything I've ever knocked up against. If Francis doesn't hurry we'll have to chuck it! We shall never stand it out, Monty!"

The older man,...

Stories of Mystery Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)

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Eighth Volume

LITTLE CLASSICS

Edited by

ROSSITER JOHNSON

Mystery

Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company The Riverside Press Cambridge 1914

Copyright, 1875, by James R. Osgood & Co. All Rights Reserved

CONTENTS.

THE GHOST. William D. O'Connor

THE FOUR FIFTEEN EXPRESS Amelia B. Edwards

THE SIGNAL MAN Charles Dickens

THE HAUNTED SHIPS Allan Cunningham

A RAFT THAT NO MAN MADE Robert T. S. Lowell

THE INVISIBLE PRINCESS Francis O' Connor

THE A...

My Friend The Murderer

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MY FRIEND THE MURDERER

By A. Conan Doyle

"Number 481 is no better, doctor," said the head warder, in a slightly reproachful accent, looking in round the corner of my door.

"Confound 481" I responded from behind the pages of the Australian Sketcher .

"And 61 says his tubes are paining him. Couldn't you do anything for him?"

"He is a walking drug shop," said I. "He has the whole British pharmacopaae inside him. I believe his tubes are as sound as yours are."

"Then there's 7 and 108, they are chronic," continued the warder, glancing down a blue slip ...

The Amateur –by: Richard Harding Davis

On the steamer on his way to London, Austin Ford meets a young woman, who is going to London to find her missing husband. Being a specialist in finding people, Mr. Ford agrees to help her in her quest. However, something appears to be not quite right about the lady and her story...

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THE AMATEUR

By Richard Harding Davis

I

It was February off the Banks, and so thick was the weather that, on the upper decks, one could have driven a sleigh. Inside the smoking room Austin Ford, as securely sheltered from the blizzard as though he had been sitting in front of a wood f...

Messengers of Evil –by: Marcel Allain

Fant^omas was introduced a few years after Arsène Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fant^omas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in a sadistic fashion. He is totally ruthless, gives no mercy, and is loyal to none, not even his own children. He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often that of a person whom he has murdered. Fant^omas makes use of bizarre and improbable techniques in his crimes, such as plague-infested rats, giant snakes, and rooms that fill with sand.
Messengers of E...

Can Such Things Be –by: Ambrose Bierce

24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion - ghostly, spooky, to be read (or listened to) in the dark, perhaps with a light crackling fire burning dimly in the background. Stories of ghosts, apparitions, and strange, inexplicable occurrences are prevalent in these tales, some of which occur on or near Civil War fields of battle, some in country cottages, and some within urban areas. Can Such Things Be? implies and relates that anything is possible, at any time.

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CAN SUCH THINGS BE?

Contents:

The death of Halpin Frayser The secret of Macarger's Gulch One sum...

The Stretton Street Affair –by: William Le Queux

Hugh Gabriel has recently been repatriated from the war and has rejoined his old firm as an electrical engineer. On the way to visit his uncle one night, he is asked by a servant if he would be willing to meet with his wealthy master who is in some distress. Hugh becomes witness to, and directly involved with, a dastardly murder. Or has he? Who is this mysterious millionaire Oswald De Gex he has been asked to meet with? Is Doctor Moroni an honest physician or a diabolical monster? And what about the fair Gabrielle - but then, is there more than one Gabrielle? Le Queux, the Master of Mystery on...

The Exploits Of Elaine –by: Arthur B. Reeve

The Exploits of Elaine It tells the story of a young woman named Elaine who, with the help of a detective, tries to find the man, known only as “The Clutching Hand”, who murdered her father. (Wikipedia)

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This eBook was produced by Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.

THE CRAIG KENNEDY SERIES

THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE

BY

ARTHUR B. REEVE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I THE CLUTCHING HAND

II THE TWILIGHT SLEEP

III THE VANISHING JEWELS

IV "THE FROZEN SAFE"

V THE POISONED ROOM

VI THE VAMPIRE

VII THE D...

The Camp of the Dog –by: Algernon Blackwood

A party of campers on a deserted Baltic island is terrorized by a huge wolf… or is it?

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Three More John Silence Stories

BY ALGERNON BLACKWOOD

To M.L.W. The Original of John Silence

and

My Companion in Many Adventures

Contents

Case I: Secret Worship

Case II: The Camp of the Dog

Case III: A Victim of Higher Space

CASE I: SECRET WORSHIP

Harris, the silk merchant, was in South Germany on his way home from a business trip when the idea came to him suddenly that he would take the mountain railway from Strassbourg and run down t...

The Haunted Bookshop –by: Christopher Morley

Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.

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THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP

BY

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

TO THE BOOKSELLERS

Be pleased to kno...

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