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THE MYSTERY OF THE BOULE CABINET
     

THE MYSTERY OF THE BOULE CABINET

by Burton E. Stevenson
 

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CONTENTS


I A CONNOISSEUR'S VAGARY
II THE FIRST TRAGEDY
III THE WOUNDED HAND
IV THE THUNDERBOLT
V GRADY TAKES A HAND
VI THE WOMAN IN THE CASE
VII ROGERS GETS A SHOCK
VIII PRECAUTIONS
IX GUESSES AT THE RIDDLE
X PREPARATIONS
XI THE BURNING EYES
XII GODFREY

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CONTENTS


I A CONNOISSEUR'S VAGARY
II THE FIRST TRAGEDY
III THE WOUNDED HAND
IV THE THUNDERBOLT
V GRADY TAKES A HAND
VI THE WOMAN IN THE CASE
VII ROGERS GETS A SHOCK
VIII PRECAUTIONS
IX GUESSES AT THE RIDDLE
X PREPARATIONS
XI THE BURNING EYES
XII GODFREY IS FRIGHTENED
XIII A DISTINGUISHED CALLER
XIV THE VEILED LADY
XV THE SECRET OF THE UNKNOWN FRENCHMAN
XVI PHILIP VANTINE'S CALLER
XVII ENTER M. ARMAND
XVIII I PART WITH THE BOULE CABINET
XIX "LA MORT!"
XX THE ESCAPE
XXI GODFREY WEAVES A ROMANCE
XXII "CROCHARD, L'INVINCIBLE!"
XXIII WE MEET M. PIGOT
XXIV THE SECRET OF THE CABINET
XXV THE MICHAELOVITCH DIAMONDS
XXVI THE FATE OF M. PIGOT
XXVII THE LAST ACT OF THE DRAMA
XXVIII CROCHARD WRITES AN EPILOGUE




ILLUSTRATIONS


CLUTCHING AT HIS THROAT, HE HALF-TURNED AND FELL

"I GRABBED HER AGAIN, AND JUST THEN MR. VANTINE OPENED THE DOOR AND
CAME OUT INTO THE HALL."

"A MOMENT LATER M. FÉLIX ARMAND WAS SHOWN IN"

WITH HIS BACK TO THE DOOR, STOOD A MAN RIPPING SAVAGELY AWAY THE
STRIPS OF BURLAP




CHAPTER I

A CONNOISSEUR'S VAGARY


"Hello!" I said, as I took down the receiver of my desk 'phone, in
answer to the call.

"Mr. Vantine wishes to speak to you, sir," said the office-boy.

"All right," and I heard the snap of the connection.

"Is that you, Lester?" asked Philip Vantine's voice.

"Yes. So you're back again?"

"Got in yesterday. Can you come up to the house and lunch with me
to-day?"

"I'll be glad to," I said, and meant it, for I liked Philip Vantine.

"I'll look for you, then, about one-thirty."

And that is how it happened that, an hour later, I was walking over
toward Washington Square, just above which, on the Avenue, the old
Vantine mansion stood. It was almost the last survival of the old
régime; for the tide of business had long since overflowed from the
neighbouring streets into the Avenue and swept its fashionable folk
far uptown. Tall office and loft buildings had replaced the
brownstone houses; only here and there did some old family hold on,
like a sullen and desperate rear-guard defying the advancing enemy.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013081338
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
08/25/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
179 KB

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