Raffles Holmes & Company

By John Kendrick Bangs

The son of Sherlock Holmes (who additionally occurs to even be the grandson of thief A. J. Raffles) comes to a decision to have his personal adventures released. Upon opting for the guy who will chronicle his existence (much as Watson did for Holmes), we get the story Raffles' stunning foundation, through a thrilling sequence of adventures related to housebreaking, extortion, armed theft, and more-with Raffles treading the fantastic line (and frequently slipping off) among solid and evil, because the conflicting historical past of his sire and grandsire conflict for dominance!

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See you later. ” Cato learn on, yet, in a second, the journal dropped from his hand to the ground. Holmes stood at his aspect with the chilly muzzle of a revolver pressed uncomfortably opposed to his correct temple. “That bureau cover—quick,” Raffles cried sharply to me. “What are you doing? ” gasped Cato, his face turning a greenish-yellow with worry. “Another sound from you and you’re a lifeless one,” stated Holmes. “You’ll see what I’m doing fast adequate. Twist it right into a rope, Jim,” he further, addressing me. I did as i used to be bade with the linen disguise, snatching it from the bureau, and a moment later we had Cato gagged.

Com First Wildside Press version: April 2002 Introduction, via John Gregory Betancourt . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 I. II. Introducing Mr. Raffles Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine the journey of the Dorrington Ruby Seal . . . . . . . . 17 III. the journey of Mrs. Burlingame’s Diamond Stomacher . 27 IV. V. the journey of the lacking Pendants . . . . . . . . . . 36 the journey of the Brass fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six VI. the journey of the employed Burglar . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five VII. The Redemption of younger Billington Rand . . . . . . . . . sixty six VIII. The Nostalgia of Nervy Jim the Snatcher.

They're worthy $50,000 apiece, they usually needs to fit completely the 2 ultimate jewels which Gaffany & Co. have of their secure. ” “I’ll fit ’em so heavily that their very own mom couldn’t inform ’em apart,” stated Holmes with a snigger. “Then the record that they're of such rarity of minimize and luster is unfaithful? ” I requested. “It’s completely true,” stated Holmes, “but that makes no distinction. the 2 stones that I shall go back weeks from at the present time to Gaffany & Co. could be as just like the they've got as they're themselves.

If he dropped a letter addressed to himself in his personal handwriting at his East Houston road lair, within the little anteroom of the field, as I advised him to do, we’ll have all of the clues we have to run him to earth. ” “But consider the police locate it? ” I requested. “They won’t,” laughed Holmes. “They’ll spend their time trying to find a few impecunious member of the shrewdpermanent set who may need performed the task. They continually try and locate the sensational clue first, and through day after day after today morning 4 or 5 terrible yet sincere participants of the 400 will locate after they learn the morning papers that they're less than surveillance, whereas I, figuring out precisely what has occurred, can have the entire begin i want.

36 the journey of the Brass money . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty six VI. the journey of the employed Burglar . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five VII. The Redemption of younger Billington Rand . . . . . . . . . sixty six VIII. The Nostalgia of Nervy Jim the Snatcher. . . . . . . . . . seventy six IX. the journey of Room 407 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty five X The Major-General’s Pepperpots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety six INTRODUCTION John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), an American author, is better remembered nowadays for 3 volumes of his fable novels and tales: A Houseboat at the Styx (1895), Pursuit of the Houseboat (1897), and the gathering, The Enchanted TypeWriter (1899).

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