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Tom Slade on a Transport

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,511 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PN
Series: Tom Slade
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2007.12.01 19206

ting it.

He had pushed it hardly two feet in the direction of the stairs when his coat caught on a nail and he struck a match to see if it had torn. The damage was slight, and, with his customary attention to details, he saw that the nail was one of several which had fastened a narrow strip of molding around the cabinet. About two feet of this molding had been torn away, leaving the nails protruding from the cabinet and Tom noticed not only that the unvarnished strip which the molding had covered was clean and white, but that the exposed parts of the nails were still shiny.

"Huh," he thought, "whoever pulled that off must have been in a great hurry not to hammer the nails in or even pull them out."

As he twisted the nails out, one by one, it occurred to him to wonder why the heavy, clinging coat of damp dust which covered the rest of the cabinet was absent from this white unsoiled strip and shiny nails. The cabinet, he thought, must have been in the cellar for some time, whereas the moldi



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