Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Mrs. Raffles

Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,329 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 917
Added to site: 2010.01.05
mnybks.net#: 26194
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
Excerpt

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--"

Reader Reviews

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.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Kirsten Fullmer
Kirsten Fullmer is an author who bid farewell to her job in the drafting industry and pursued her dream to write novels while traveling with her husband for his job. When she isn't writing, Fullmer loves tinkering with all kinds of crafts, including scrapbooking, cross stitching, crocheting and sewing. As our author of the day, Fullmer chats with us about how she fell in love with the Shabby Chic style, why she picked a small town as the backdrop for her books and talks about her writing habits.
Read full interview...