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The Case of the White Footprints

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Author: R. Austin Freeman (Clifford Ashdown)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,159 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,473
Added to site: 2008.01.29
mnybks.net#: 19889

From "The Blue Scarab" collection.

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n all there is to see. I think we won't have much to say to Mrs. Beddingfield. This is a police case, and the less I'm mixed up in it the better it will be for my practice."

I was faintly amused at Foxton's caution when considered by the light of his utterances at the breakfast-table. Apparently his appetite for mystery and romance was easily satisfied. But that was no affair of mine. I waited on the doorstep while he said a few--probably evasive--words to the landlady and then, as we started off together in the direction of the police station, I began to turn over in my mind the salient features of the case. For some time we walked on in silence, and must have been pursuing a parallel train of thought for, when he at length spoke, he almost put my reflections into words.

"You know, Jervis," said he, "there ought to be a clue in those footprints. I realize that you can't tell how many toes a man has by looking at his booted feet. But those unusual footprints ought to give an expert a hint as to

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