Mrs. Raffles

Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,329 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 835
Added to site: 2010.01.05
mnybks.net#: 26194
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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rth a queen's ransom."

"I do not wonder you are surprised," she replied, looking about the room with a smile of satisfaction that did little to soothe my growing wrath.

"It certainly leaves room for explanation," I retorted, coldly. "Of course, if Raffles told you where the Herringdale jewels were hid and you have disposed of them, some of all this could be accounted for; but what of me? Did it ever occur to you that I was entitled to some part of the swag?"

"Oh, you poor, suspicious old Bunny," she rippled. "Haven't I sent for you to give you some share of this--although truly you don't deserve it, for this is all mine. I haven't any more notion what became of the Herringdale jewels than the duchess of Herringdale herself."

"What?" I cried. "Then these surroundings--"

"Are self-furnishing," she said, with a merry little laugh, "and all through a plan of my own, Bunny. This house, as you may not be aware, is the late residence of Mr. and Mrs. Constant Scrappe--"

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.05.03
CO'Neil
*****

A bit peculiar, this one, it's almost hard to see where the parody lies, due to the form of the original.

Stands on its own for pure entertainment, though.


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