Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Angel Of Terror.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Edgar Wallace, which is now, at last, again available to you.
Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Angel Of Terror:
To suggest, as you have through your counsel, that you called at Miss Briggerlands that night to break off your engagement and that the interview was a mild one and unattended by recriminations is to suggest that this lady has deliberately committed perjury in order to swear away your life, and when to that disgraceful charge you produce a motive, namely that by your death or imprisonment Miss Briggerland, who is your cousin, would benefit to a considerable extent, you merely add to your infamy.
...So ended the great Berkeley Street Murder Trial, and when a few days later it was announced that the sentence of death had been commuted to one of penal servitude for life, there were newspapers and people who hinted at mistaken leniency and suggested that James Meredith would have been hanged if he were a poor man instead of being, as he was, the master of vast wealth.
...What we offer you, Miss Beale, and believe me I feel rather a cad in being the medium through which the offer is made, is five thousand pounds a year for the rest of your life, a sum of twenty thousand pounds down, and the assurance that you will not be troubled by your husband from the moment you are married.
...I might say that weve made every arrangement for your wedding, the licence has been secured and at eight oclock[Pg 33] to-morrow morning-marriages before eight or after three are not legal in this country, by the way-a clergyman will attend and the ceremony will be performed.
...Now tell me what has happened to Lydia Meredith, he went on, and let me tell you this, Jean Briggerland, that if one hair of that girls head is harmed, I will finish the work I began out there, he pointed to the garden, and strangle you with my own hands.
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