The Gray Mask

A Detective Story

Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,510 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,585
Added to site: 2010.02.14 26655

Ingenious complications that will make the most hardened reader of detective stories sit up.

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nd that the train was not scheduled to stop before reaching the Grand Central Station.

Garth knew that, too. Therefore he could not understand why his conductor stooped and with an air of confidence opened the vestibule door and raised the trap. Garth started, for, as if the engineer were an accomplice and had received some subtle signal, the brakes commenced to grind while the train lost its speed rapidly.

The slender man grasped Garth's arm, and, as the train stopped, leapt with him to the right of way and hurried him into the shadows at the foot of the embankment. Any men the inspector might have had on the train had been outwitted.

He saw ahead the red and green lights of an open draw-bridge. He understood now, and marvelled at the simplicity of the trick. Certainly it would not have occurred to the inspector to post his men at the Harlem River where express trains were seldom detained at night. Yet it had been only necessary to send some small boat to loiter in the draw at the proper


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Fast-paced thriller pulp in telegram style (probably appeared as column first).

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