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THE BLACK BAG
     

THE BLACK BAG

by Louis Joseph Vance
 
CHAPTER

I. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN

II. "AND SOME THERE BE WHO HAVE ADVENTURES THRUST UPON THEM"

III. CALENDAR'S DAUGHTER

IV. 9 FROGNALL STREET, W. C.

V. THE MYSTERY OF A FOUR-WHEELER

VI. "BELOW BRIDGE"

VII. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN--RESUMED

VIII. MADAME

Overview

CHAPTER

I. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN

II. "AND SOME THERE BE WHO HAVE ADVENTURES THRUST UPON THEM"

III. CALENDAR'S DAUGHTER

IV. 9 FROGNALL STREET, W. C.

V. THE MYSTERY OF A FOUR-WHEELER

VI. "BELOW BRIDGE"

VII. DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN--RESUMED

VIII. MADAME L'INTRIGANTE

IX. AGAIN "BELOW BRIDGE"; AND BEYOND

X. DESPERATE MEASURES

XI. OFF THE NORE

XII. PICARESQUE PASSAGES

XIII. A PRIMER OF PROGRESSIVE CRIME

XIV. STRATAGEMS AND SPOILS

XV. REFUGEES

XVI. TRAVELS WITH A CHAPERON

XVII. ROGUES AND VAGABONDS

XVIII. ADVENTURERS' LUCK

XIX. i--THE UXBRIDGE ROAD

ii--THE CROWN AND MITRE

iii--THE JOURNEY'S END


THE BLACK BAG




I


DIVERSIONS OF A RUINED GENTLEMAN

Upon a certain dreary April afternoon in the year of grace, 1906, the
apprehensions of Philip Kirkwood, Esquire, _Artist-peintre_, were enlivened
by the discovery that he was occupying that singularly distressing social
position, which may be summed up succinctly in a phrase through long usage
grown proverbial: "Alone in London." These three words have come to connote
in our understanding so much of human misery, that to Mr. Kirkwood they
seemed to epitomize absolutely, if not happily, the various circumstances
attendant upon the predicament wherein he found himself. Inevitably an
extremist, because of his youth, (he had just turned twenty-five), he
took no count of mitigating matters, and would hotly have resented the
suggestion that his case was anything but altogether deplorable and
forlorn.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012998194
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
09/07/2011
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