The Man from Archangel

and Other Tales of Adventure

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,544 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,566
Added to site: 2010.12.31
mnybks.net#: 30023
Origin: gutenberg.org

Tales of Adventure
  Début of Bimbashi Joyce
  The Surgeon of Gaster Fell
  Borrowed Scenes
  The Man from Archangel
  The Great Brown-Pericord Motor
  The Sealed Room
  

Tales of Medical Life
  A Physiologist's Wife
  Behind The Times
  His First Operation
  The Third Generation
  The Curse of Eve
  A Medical Document
  The Surgeon Talks
  The Doctors of Hoyland
  Crabbe's Practice

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"I understand, Captain Joyce," said the General, "that you have allowed a very important prisoner to slip through your fingers."

"I am sorry, sir."

"No doubt. But that will not mend matters. Did you ascertain anything about him before you lost him?"

"No, sir."

"How was that?"

"I could get nothing out of him, sir."

"Did you try?"

"Yes, sir; I did what I could."

"What did you do?"

"Well, sir, I threatened to use physical force."

"What did he say?"

"He said nothing."

"What was he like?"

"A tall man, sir. Rather a desperate character, I should think."

"Any way by which we could identify him?"

"A long black beard, sir. Grey eyes. And a nervous way of twitching his face."

"Well, Captain Joyce," said the General, in his stern, inflexible voice, "I cannot congratulate you upon your first exploit in the Egyptian army. You are aware that every English officer in this force is a picked man. I have the whole

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