The Orange-Yellow Diamond

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Author: J.S. Fletcher
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,647 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,284
mnybks.net#: 2622
Origin: gutenberg.org

Very nice people do sometimes get mixed up with a murder. In this novel Fletcher introduces us to some extremely likeable folks, although they have no social position at all. They are the betwixt and betweens; neither the devotees of gilded folly who get careless with revolvers nor squalid outcasts who are too handy with the hatchet. They are just folks.

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in his inexperience had expected to see it arrive by return of post. Also he had put his pride in his pocket, and had written a long letter to his old schoolmate, John Purdie, in far-away Scotland, explaining his present circumstances, and asking him, for old times' sake, to lend him some money until he had finished and sold a novel, which, he was sure, would turn out to be a small gold-mine. John Purdie, he knew, was now a wealthy young man--successor to his father in a fine business; Lauriston felt no doubt that he would respond. And meantime, till the expected letters came, he had money--and when you have lived for four days on two shillings, fourteen shillings seems a small fortune. Certainly, within the last half-hour, life had taken on a roseate tinge--all due to a visit to the pawnshop.

Hurrying back along Praed Street, Lauriston's steps were suddenly arrested. He found himself unconsciously hurrying by an old-fashioned eating-house, from whence came an appetizing odour of cooking food. He remember

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A good story and interesting.


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