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Christopher and the Clockmakers

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Published: 1925
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,253 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 669
Added to site: 2008.10.10
mnybks.net#: 22309
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ustomed to, son. But in real life the villain is a desperate character armed with a gun that goes off. You forget that."

Christopher looked crestfallen and flushed uncomfortably.

"Perhaps I am shaking your courage a little and you won't be so eager to go to town with me," jested Mr. Burton.

"On the contrary, the scheme appeals to me more than ever."

"You actually hanker to meet a bandit or two?"

"It would certainly add a thrill to life to encounter a bandit," grinned Christopher.

"Add a thrill!" Mr. Button sniffed. "Add a thrill! Well, I will tell you right now that when you feel a desire for a thrill like that coming on, you can go straight to the movies and indulge it. You shall have no such thrills at my expense," and without more ado Christopher Mark Antony Burton, senior, lighted a fresh cigar, took up his paper, and dismissed the matter.

CHAPTER II

CHRISTOPHER MAKES AN ACQUAINTAN

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