One Wonderful Night; A Romance Of New York


General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1912
Original Publisher: E.J. Clode Subjects: New York (N.Y.)

English fiction

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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

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One Wonderful Night: A Romance of New York

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1912
Original Publisher: E.J. Clode Subjects: New York (N.Y.)

English fiction

Fiction / Romance / General

Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Fiction / Romance / Historical

Law / General

Law / International Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER VIII TEN-THIRTY The Earl of Valletort turned on his heel, and went out abruptly. Therefore, he missed Steingall's first words to the hotel clerk, which would have given him furiously to think, while it is reasonable to suppose that he would have paid quite a large sum of money to have heard the clerk's answer. For the detective said: " Do you happen to know anything about a Frenchman, name of Jean de Courtois? " And the clerk replied: " Why, yes. He's in his room now, I believe." " In his room -- where? " " Here, of course. He came in about 6.30, took his key and a Marconigram, and has not showed up since." Uncle Horace could withstand the strain no longer. " Would you mind sending the waiter again? " he gasped. " If I don't get a pick- me-up of some sort quickly, I'll collapse." Aunt Louisa would dearly have loved to put in a word, but she knew not what to say. Life at Bloomington supplied no parallel to the rapidity of existence in New York that evening. She was aware of statements being made in language which rang familiarly in her ears, but they had no more coherence in her clogged understanding than the gabble of dementia. Steingall was the least surprised of the five people who listened to the clerk's words. The notion that de Courtois might be close at hand had dawned on him already; still, he was not prepared to hear that the man was actually a resident in the hotel. " Has...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150115912
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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