Stories for the Home Circle: now first collected

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G.P. Putnam, 1857 - Всего страниц: 302
 

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Стр. 261 - is a desperate man, and a man of nerve. His hotel, too, is not without attendants devoted to his interests. Had I made the wild attempt you suggest, I might never have left the Ministerial presence alive. The good people of Paris might have heard of me no more. But I had an object apart from these considerations. You know my political prepossessions. In this matter, I act as a partisan of the lady concerned. For eighteen months the Minister has had her in his power. She has now him in hers — since,...
Стр. 252 - Well, but, G , what of the purloined letter? I presume you have at last made up your mind that there is no such thing as overreaching the minister?" "Confound him, say I — yes; I made the reexamination, however, as Dupin suggested — but it was all labor lost, as I knew it would be.
Стр. 62 - State prison not exceeding five years, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Стр. 260 - They presented the broken appearance which is manifested when a stiff paper, having been once folded and pressed with a folder, is refolded in a reversed direction, in the same creases or edges which had formed the original fold. This discovery was sufficient. It was clear to me that the letter had been turned as a glove, inside out, re-directed and re-sealed.
Стр. 249 - You flatter me," replied the Prefect; "but it is possible that some such opinion may have been entertained.
Стр. 262 - I told him, quite good-humoredly, that I should remember. So, as I knew he would feel some curiosity in regard to the identity of the person who had outwitted him, I thought it a pity not to give him a clue.
Стр. 256 - ... manner, — is, in the very first instance, presumable and presumed; and thus its discovery depends, not at all upon the acumen, but altogether upon the mere care, patience, and determination...
Стр. 253 - In that case," replied Dupin, opening a drawer, and producing a check-book, " you may as well fill me up a check for the amount mentioned. When you have signed it, I will hand you the letter." I was astounded. The prefect appeared absolutely thunderstricken. For some minutes he remained speechless and motionless, looking incredulously at my friend with open mouth and eyes that seemed starting from their sockets ; then, apparently recovering himself in some measure, he seized a pen, and after several...
Стр. 250 - Sometimes the top of a table, or other similarly arranged piece of furniture, is removed by the person wishing to conceal an article ; then the leg is excavated, the article deposited within the cavity, and the top replaced. The bottoms and tops of bedposts are employed in the same way.
Стр. 260 - ... mob. D — rushed to a casement, threw it open, and looked out. In the meantime I stepped to the card-rack, took the letter, put it in my pocket, and replaced it by a facsimile (so far as regards externals) which I had carefully prepared at my lodgings, imitating the D— cipher very readily by means of a seal formed of bread.

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