Captain Macklin, Ranson's Folly, The Bar Sinister, And In The Fogby Richard B. Davis, Walter Appleton Clark (Illustrator), Frederic Dorr Steele (Illustrator)
"Captain Macklin" - Royal Macklin is tossed out of West Point because of a minor infraction. This displeases the father of his sweetheart Beatrice and he forces the young couple to break up. But as he says good-bye, Macklin swears that he will make good. He decides to travel to Honduras to join up with soldier of fortune General Laguerre, fighting for the freedom of the Honduran citizens.
• * "Ranson's Folly" - Lt. Ranson, an army officer, out of boredom, bets his friends that he can successfully pull off a stagecoach robbery armed with nothing more than a pair of scissors. Disguised as the notorious masked bandit "the Red Rider," Ranson makes good his wager. Unfortunately, the army paymaster is shot shortly thereafter. All evidence points to the Red Rider - and, of course, to the innocent Lt. Ranson. It appears as though the genuine culprit is the father of Ranson's sweetheart...*
• "The Bar Sinister" - Told from a dog's point of view, this Horatio Alger-style rags-to-riches story is about "The Kid," a street bull-terrier and his rise to "Best in Show" (based on the life of a real dog).*
• "In the Fog" - One of Davis' most famous works: While dining at a club, four gentlemen begin spinning murder stories in an attempt to detain Sir Andrew from speaking at the House of Commons (Sir Andrew frequently forgets what he's doing and where he's going when reading crime novels). One starts off by relating how one night he got lost in a thick London fog. He stumbled upon a house where a a young nobleman and a Russian princess had just been murdered. He escaped from the house and reported the killings to Scotland Yard. But they were unable to find the location of the dwelling. The next speaker relates that the murdered Princess, was known to him personally. And the next claims to know the family of the murderer. Will the four men succeed in making Sir Andrew miss his engagement at the House of Commons?
• * This volume includes the complete text of all four novels, published in 1902, 1902, 1903, and 1901, respectively. Also included are the original full-page illustrations that graced those volumes.
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