The Deaves Affair

Author: Hulbert Footner
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,145 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,339
Added to site: 2010.02.23
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The story of a mysterious gang of blackmailers who pursue old Simon Deaves, a miser.

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oh! Waste of time!"

Evan laughed. It was useless to get angry at the old boy.

"Why aren't you working at it now?" Deaves demanded to know.

"It wouldn't come to-day," said Evan.

"Stuff and nonsense! You'll never get on that way! Look at me!"

Evan did so, thinking: "I wouldn't be like you for all your millions!"

Deaves went on: "Keep everlastingly at it! That's my motto. That's what's brought me to where I am to-day. I've retired now--though I still have my irons in the fire--but when I was your age I worked early and late. I didn't waste my time fooling round like young men do. No, sir! My only thought was how to turn everything to advantage. I denied myself everything; lived on two bits a day, I did, and put my savings to work. The cents and the dollars are good and willing little servants if you make them work for you. I watched 'em grow and grow. That was my young man's fun."

Evan looking at him thought: "You are an object-lesson all right, old man,

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Blackmail mystery solved unconventionally by a guy full of himself. If you like easy adventurous pulp, a fine specimen of the time.


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