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The Green Mummy
     

The Green Mummy

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by Fergus Hume
 

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Show Excerpt too, my lady, afore Aaron, who now lies with the worms, laid me out with a flat-iron. Men's fit for jails only, as I allays says."

"A nice opinion you have of our sex," remarked Archie dryly.

"I have, sir. I could tell you things as would make your head waggle with horror on there shoulders of yours."

"What about your son Sidney? Is he also wicked?"

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Show Excerpt too, my lady, afore Aaron, who now lies with the worms, laid me out with a flat-iron. Men's fit for jails only, as I allays says."

"A nice opinion you have of our sex," remarked Archie dryly.

"I have, sir. I could tell you things as would make your head waggle with horror on there shoulders of yours."

"What about your son Sidney? Is he also wicked?"

"He would be if he had the strength, which he hasn't," exclaimed the widow with uncomplimentary fervor. "He's Aaron's son, and Aaron hadn't much to learn from them as is where he's gone too," and she looked downward significantly.

"Sidney is a decent young fellow," said Lucy sharply. "How dare you miscall your own flesh and blood, Widow Anne? My father thinks a great deal of Sidney, else he would not have sent him to Malta. Do try and be cheerful, there's a good soul. Sidney will tell you plenty to make you laugh, when he comes home."

"If he ever does come home," sighed the old woman.

"What do you mean by that?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406586763
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Fergus Hume was born Fergusson Wright Hume July 8, 1859 in England. At the age of 3 his family immigrated to New Zealand where he grew up and was educated, being admitted to the bar in 1885. He moved to Melbourne Australia where he tried unsuccessfully to be a playwright. Switching to mystery novels he wrote The Mystery of the Hansom Cab which became the best selling mystery novel of the 19th Century. Returning to England in 1888 he wrote more than 100 short stories and novels including The Silent House, The Secret Passage and Red Money. He continued writing into the 30's dying on July 12, 1932.

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Green Mummy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strange tale of a dead body in place of the expected mummy. Quite a thriller.
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A stellar who- done- it. Very absorbing. All Fergus Hume books are fantastic.
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