Caught in the Net

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The cold on the 8th of February, 186-, was more intense than the Parisians had experienced during the whole of the severe winter which had preceded it, for at twelve o'clock on that day Chevalier's thermometer, so well known by the denizens of Paris, registered three degrees below zero. The sky was overcast and full of threatening signs of snow, while the moisture on the pavement and roads had frozen hard, rendering traffic of all kinds exceedingly hazardous. The whole great city wore an air of dreariness and ...
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The cold on the 8th of February, 186-, was more intense than the Parisians had experienced during the whole of the severe winter which had preceded it, for at twelve o'clock on that day Chevalier's thermometer, so well known by the denizens of Paris, registered three degrees below zero. The sky was overcast and full of threatening signs of snow, while the moisture on the pavement and roads had frozen hard, rendering traffic of all kinds exceedingly hazardous. The whole great city wore an air of dreariness and desolation, for even when a thin crust of ice covers the waters of the Seine, the mind involuntarily turns to those who have neither food, shelter, nor fuel. This bitterly cold day actually made the landlady of the Hotel de Perou, though she was a hard, grasping woman of Auvergne, gave a thought to the condition of her lodgers, and one quite different from her usual idea of obtaining the maximum of rent for the minimum of accommodation. "The cold," remarked she to her husband, who was busily engaged in replenishing the stove with fuel, "is enough to frighten the wits out of a Polar bear. In this kind of weather I always feel very anxious, for it was during a winter like this that one of our lodgers hung himself, a trick which cost us fifty francs, in good, honest money, besides giving us a bad name in the neighborhood.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781290135382
  • Publisher: Hard Press Editions
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I Putting on the Screw 9
Chapter II A Registry Office 29
Chapter III The Opinion of Dr. Hortebise 42
Chapter IV A Trustworthy Servant 52
Chapter V A Forgotten Crime 60
Chapter VI A Medical Adviser 74
Chapter VII In the Studio 89
Chapter VIII Mademoiselle De Mussidan 97
Chapter IX Rose's Promotion 105
Chapter X "You are a Thief" 112
Chapter XI The Man-Milliner 127
Chapter XII A Startling Revelation 142
Chapter XIII Husband and Wife 154
Chapter XIV Father and Daughter 161
Chapter XV Master Chupin 171
Chapter XVI A Turn of the Screw 178
Chapter XVII Some Scraps of Paper 189
Chapter XVIII An Infamous Trade 198
Chapter XIX A Friendly Rival 211
Chapter XX A Council of War 222
Chapter XXI An Academy of Music 235
Chapter XXII Diamond Cut Diamond 243
Chapter XXIII Father and Son 255
Chapter XXIV An Artful Trick 264
Chapter XXV A New Skin 278
Chapter XXVI At the Grand Turk 297
Chapter XXVII The Last Link 310
The Essential Mystery Library 316
The Essential Adventure Library 320
The Essential Horror Library 323
The Essential Non-Fiction Library 325
The Essential Library 327
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