The Lantern of Luck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...chasing each other through his busy brain. "You go first," Slyne requested of him. "Got your gun handy, Dove? You stay on top, Gildersleeve, and stand by the hatch. D'ye hear?" Casado went down the slippery steps without demur, Dove following him, revolver in hand, and Slyne came last with his candle. He ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...chasing each other through his busy brain. "You go first," Slyne requested of him. "Got your gun handy, Dove? You stay on top, Gildersleeve, and stand by the hatch. D'ye hear?" Casado went down the slippery steps without demur, Dove following him, revolver in hand, and Slyne came last with his candle. He looked breathlessly about him--and his lips parted in a swift, triumphant smile. He saw there what he had hoped and dreamed he might see--varnished bullionboxes, all glistening wet, stacked as high as the arched rock-roof, a heap of waterproof oilskin bags in a corner, a couple of pairs of soaked mule-panniers with lids agape thrown carelessly to one side. Almost within his eager grasp lay wealth which promised to exceed his wildest hopes and dreams. He darted forward, his face suffused, set his light down, and pulled at one of the boxes. It was no less weighty than he had anticipated. He lifted it down, and with his knife picked frantically at the wax with which its countersunk lock had been made watertight. "The key, Casado," he ordered hoarsely, and the President loosened one from the key-ring attached to a chain at his hip. It would have been idle to hesitate, with Captain Dove's squat shadow so close to his own, the muzzle of Captain Dove's revolver no more than a foot from his ribs, and Captain Dove's eager finger fondling the trigger. He did not even dare to look round at that other shadow which seemed to be creeping upon them. It crept still closer, without a sound, a lean, stooping, covetous shadow, and, just as Slyne succeeded in prying open the lid of the box he was bending over, Casado sprang suddenly backward, pushed Eustace Gildersleeve headlong into Dove's arms. Their candles fell sputtering in a pool on the floo...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150725555
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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