The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Tales-The Detection of Crime

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Funk & Wagnalls, 1904

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Стр. 139 - the paper is clearly then upon the premises. As for its being upon the person of the minister, we may consider that as out of the question." " Entirely," said the Prefect. " He has been twice waylaid, as if by footpads, and his person rigorously searched under my own inspection.
Стр. 138 - and upon this conviction I proceeded. My first care was to make thorough search of the minister's hotel ; and here my chief embarrassment lay in the necessity of searching without his knowledge. Beyond all things, I have been warned of the danger which would result from giving him reason to suspect our design." " But," said I, " you are quite au fait in these investigations. The Parisian police have done this thing often before.
Стр. 151 - You are mistaken; I know him well; he is both. As poet and mathematician, he would reason well; as mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect." "You surprise me," I said, "by these opinions, which have been contradicted by the voice of the world. You do not mean to set at naught the well-digested idea of centuries. The mathematical reason has long been regarded as the reason par excellence.
Стр. 134 - I looked upon it, therefore, as something of a coincidence, when the door of our apartment was thrown open and admitted our old acquaintance, Monsieur G , the Prefect of the Parisian police. We gave him a hearty welcome; for there was nearly half as much of the entertaining as of the contemptible about the man, and we had not seen him for several years. We had been sitting in the dark, and Dupin now arose for the purpose of lighting a lamp, but sat down again, without doing so...
Стр. 143 - Yes." You looked into the cellars ? ' ' We did." Then," I said, " you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose." " I fear you are right there," said the Prefect. " And now, Dupin, what would you advise me to do? " " To make a thorough research of the premises.
Стр. 136 - The document in question — a letter, to be frank — had been received by the personage robbed while alone in the royal boudoir. During its perusal she was suddenly interrupted by the entrance of the other exalted personage from whom especially it was her wish to conceal it. After a hurried and vain...
Стр. 146 - In that case," replied Dupin, opening a drawer, and producing a cheque-book, " you may as well fill me up a cheque 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...
Стр. 154 - I considered, could not fail to be aware of the ordinary politi: ,cal modes of action. He could not have failed to anticipate — and events have proved that he did not fail to anticipate — the waylayings to which he was subjected. He must have foreseen, I reflected, the secret investigations of his premises.
Стр. 144 - How much was the reward offered, did you say?" asked Dupin. "Why, a very great deal - a very liberal reward - I don't like to say how much, precisely; but one thing I will say, that I wouldn't mind giving my individual check for fifty thousand francs to any one who could obtain me that letter.
Стр. 156 - ... somewhat above or beneath the understanding of the Prefect. He never once thought it probable, or possible, that the minister had deposited the letter immediately beneath the nose of the whole world, by way of best preventing any portion of that world from perceiving it.

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