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The Case of the 16 Beans

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The Case of the 16 Beans is written by Harry Stephen Keeler. My God! commented Boyce Barkstone, passing a hand over his forehead and shoving away the lock of brown hair that persisted in falling downward over his steel grey eyes. "That's--that's what comes of knowing a few smart-alecky wisecracks--and handing 'em out--free gratis!"

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Condensed Novels

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Condensed Novels is written by Bret Harte. The Dodds were dead. For twenty year they had slept under the green graves of Kittery churchyard. The townfolk still spoke of them kindly. The keeper of the alehouse, where David had smoked his pipe, regretted him regularly.

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Cleek of Scotland Yard

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Cleek of Scotland Yard is written by Thomas W. Hanshew. It's pretty safe odds to lay one's head against a brass farthing as to where the woman went, though, I reckon, said Petrie, stroking his chin. "Bunked it back to Paris, I expect, sir, and made for her hole like any other fox.

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A Woman at Bay

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A Woman at Bay is written by Nicholas Carter. These four men were about as rough-looking specimens of humanity as can be imagined. Not one of them had been shaved in so long a time that their faces were covered with a hairy growth which suggested full beards; indeed, their faces looked as if the only shaving they had ever received, or rather the nearest approach to a shave.

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Who Killed Bob Teal?

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Who Killed Bob Teal is written by Dashiell Hammett. The two partners made a neat little pile out of their venture, Ogburn taking charge of the money until the time came for the split-up. Meanwhile, Ogburn and Mae Landis -- Whitacre's supposed wife -- had become intimate, and had rented the apartment on Greenwich Street, meeting there afternoons when Whitacre was busy at the office, and when Ogburn was supposed to be out hunting fresh victims.

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Under Padlock and Seal

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Under Padlock and Seal is written by Charles Harold Avery. There was no doubt that it was an actual sound, and not mere imagination. How long it had been going on, or when it first began to mingle in a confused manner with her dreams, she could not say; but now she heard it plainly enough, and recognized what it was--the peculiar, grating hiss of a grindstone, punctuated every now and then with a subdued little squeak made by the treadle.

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Uncle Silas

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Uncle Silas is written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. A girl, of a little more than seventeen, looking, I believe, younger still; slight and rather tall, with a great deal of golden hair, dark grey-eyed, and with a countenance rather sensitive and melancholy, was sitting at the tea-table, in a reverie. I was that girl.

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Two Wonderful Detectives

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Two Wonderful Detectives is written by Harlan Page Halsey . Two Wonderful Detectives is written by That is a straight remark and in full accord with the character that was given you as a straightforward, honorable young man. I can say that my crime is not a punishable one, and yet I feel that I am deserving of censure.

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Two Sherlock Holmes Parodies

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Two Sherlock Holmes Parodies is written by Robert Barr. The night was gloomy and lowering after a day of rain, but the very sombreness of the scene made the brilliant stained glass windows stand out like the radiant covers of a Christmas number. Such was the appearance presented by 'Undershaw', the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, situated among the wilds of Hindhead, some forty or fifty miles from London.

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True Detective Stories

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True Detective Stories is written by Cleveland Moffett. After some delay and whispered consultation, the robbers ordered the five women to get up and dress. When they had done so, they were roped together by ankles and wrists, and taken into a small room, where they were kept under guard by one of the band.

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