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Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches [NOOK Book]

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future ...
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Overview

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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  • BN ID: 2940024281383
  • Publisher: G. W. Carleton
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1878 volume
  • File size: 469 KB

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The world will never know the wrong That drives its erring children back To deeper crime and those who throng Destruction's broad and beaten track. "Twill never know the trusts betrayed, The worth its wolfish tools devour; 'Twill never know the prices paid To sate the cruel pride of power I Jack Canmi. Snro Sing, Oct. 31, 1870. CHAPTER III. THE GHOST OF THE OLD CATHOLIC CEMETERY IT would be a surprise to the general public if the records of all my offices could be thrown open for inspection, so that it might be observed what a wide range has been covered by investigations which I have been called upon to undertakethe mysteries to unravel, 01 crimes to prevent or unearth. It must not be supposed that the services of my agencies are wholly devoted to criminal matters. Some of the most important legal contests cf the times have been decided in accordance with the irresistible array of evidence which a small army of my men have quietly, keenly, and patiently secured; while the operation of immense business interests, like banking, insurance, and railway matters, have often been interrupted by seemingly inextrirable confusion and cornplexity, which threatened great loss, until my servicti were asked; and by my thorough and complete system, through which almost general and instant communication and information can be secured, I have been enabled to bring order out of chaos, and prevent what might have otherwise resulted in commercial ruin to my patrons. As the individual detective's notice must be brought to everything great and small upon any investigation he may be conducting, so is it true that the principal of a large system of detective agencies must be so situated that he mayconsider and receive every possible variety of businessalways excepting that ...
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