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Tracks in the Snow

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Author: Lord Charnwood (Godfrey Rathbone Benson)
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,556 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,918
Added to site: 2008.06.29
mnybks.net#: 21361

A modern and eminently readable detective novel.

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lay, as if it had fallen from the dead man's hand or off his bed, a book with several leaves crumpled and torn, as if, in his first alarm, or as he died, Peters had caught them in a spasmodic clutch. I looked to see what it was, merely from the natural wish to know what had occupied my friend's mind so near the end. It was Borrow's Bible in Spain. When I saw the title an indistinct recollection came to me of some very recent mention of the book by some one, and with it came a faint sense that it was important I should make this recollection clear. But either I was too much stunned as yet to follow out the thought, or I put it aside as a foolish trick of my brain, and the recollection, whatever it was, is gone. The position of the body and the arrangement of the pillows gave no sign of any struggle having taken place. They looked as if when he was murdered he had been sitting up in bed to read. He could hardly have fallen asleep so, for his head would have found but an uncomfortable rest on the iron bedstead.

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