Adventures of the World's Greatest Detectives [NOOK Book]


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  • BN ID: 2940023850764
  • Publisher: McKinlay Stone& Mackenzie
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1909 volume

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III. COLONEL ERASER AND THE RAILWAY MYSTERY. [Colonel James Fraser will be recalled as one of the best chiefs of police who ever had charge of the "bobbies" in the world's greatest metropolis. Colonel Fraser served with distinction in the British Army before accepting the important municipal post, and enjoyed a splendid record, both as a soldier and a civilian. Sir Richard Mayne, the then Chief Commissioner of Police, said that Fraser was the best executive of his time. His jurisdiction extended over the so-called ' 'City," comprised within an area of a little more than one square mile, the richest and the most densely populated section of the civilized world. The credit for the solution of the mysterious murder of the railway carriage must, of course, be divided among the rank and file of the London police, but it also reflects in a specially brilliant manner upon the administration of Colonel James Fraser.] HE time was an evening in July, some years ago; the place the station platform of the North London Railway Company at the metropolitan borough of Hackney. A number of passengers were there, awaiting the six o'clock local from London. It arrived presently, with bell ringing clamorously and engine puffing up great clouds of smoke and sparks. The moment the train came to a fullstop, a man on the platform made a rush for the nearest railway carriage. He opened the door and entered, but suddenly drew back with a look of fear on his face and a cry of horror on his lips. "Get aboard! Get aboard!" cried a guard impatiently. "We can't wait here all night." The man who had one foot on the station platform and the other on the railway carriage stood there as though he had been petrified.The guard, finding that his shouts were useless, hurried up to ascertain the ca...
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