The Thirty-Nine Step

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I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the Old Country, and was fed up with it. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would have been feeling like that I should have laughed at him; but there was the fact. The weather made me liverish, the talk of the ordinary Englishman made me sick. I couldn't get enough exercise, and the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been standing in the sun. 'Richard Hannay,'...
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Overview

I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the Old Country, and was fed up with it. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would have been feeling like that I should have laughed at him; but there was the fact. The weather made me liverish, the talk of the ordinary Englishman made me sick. I couldn't get enough exercise, and the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been standing in the sun. 'Richard Hannay,' I kept telling myself, 'you have got into the wrong ditch, my friend, and you had better climb out.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781503097391
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2014
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Buchan (1875-1940)-one-time barrister, member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, historical biographer, and govenor-general of Canada-is best remembered as the author of popular adventure novels.

John Keegan, one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians, is the author of numerous books, including The Face of Battle and The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing.

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