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The Great Ruby Robbery: A Detective Story

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Author: Grant Allen
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,480 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,765
Added to site: 2010.07.02
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e room, but couldn't find a trace of the missing rubies

"Are you sure you put them in the case, dear?" she asked, for the honour of the household.

And Persis answered: "Quite confident, Lady Maclure; I always put them there the moment I take them off; and when I came to look for them this morning, the case was empty."

"They were very valuable, I believe?" Lady Maclure said, inquiringly.

"Six thousand pounds was the figure in your money, I guess," Persis answered, ruefully. "I don't know if you call that a lot of money in England, but we do in America."

There was a moment's pause, and then Persis spoke again--

"Lady Maclure," she said abruptly, "do you consider that maid of yours a Christian woman?"

Lady Maclure was startled. That was hardly the light in which she was accustomed to regard the lower classes.

"Well, I don't know about that," she said slowly; "that's a great deal, you know, dear, to assert about anybody, especially one's maid. But I should t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.20
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****.

A gem, pun intended. Witty, sarcastic, a good mystery AND only 21 pages.


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