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A NOVEL.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

BEN BRADSHAWE; THE MAN WITHOUT A HEAD.

IN THREE VOLUME 8.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
T. C. NEWBY, 72, MORTIMER ST., CAVENDISH SQ.

THE MYSTERIOUS. MAN.

CHAPTER I.

COUNT BUNDLEDOFF.

“ Thou comest in such a questionable shape,
That I will speak to thee.”

SHAKSPERE.

“ Will you be afther putting a lather to the coach," said the Count, speaking with a strong foreign accent, and grasping the garments of a young woman whom he was handing down from the back seat of the coach, so as to display her ancles which she did not want, and to prevent her from using her feet which she did. This is the most troublesome piece of politeness of which a man can be guilty, but the Count

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