Detective Burns' Great Cases--Ulrich: A Soldier of Fortune

Author: Dana Gatlin
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,988 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,323
Added to site: 2009.12.22
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Excerpt

ook Charley up in the morning and put him to bed at night. Nothing doing. One day I was sitting by the window, armed with my cap, and a sandwich in my pocket, when Mrs. Burns called to me.


Detective Burns "on the Move"

"'I wish you'd bring in some coal,' she said. We had an extra room in the rear that we used only to keep coal in. So I told her to watch that gate across the street, between the two buildings and giving entrance to both, and I took the bucket and went back. I had dropped just one lump in when I heard Mrs. Burns call:

"'There he goes! Just going away!'

"I dropped the scuttle, and ran down through the back way to the alley, and then to the next corner; from there I could go down the street and catch him. I didn't see Mrs. Burns again for four months.

"Charley walked around a dozen squares and down an alley, testing things thoroughly. Finally, he went to the Chesapeake & Ohio ticket office, and I saw him buy a ticket. Just as he stepped out, I r

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(1911) Detective / Short Story

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  • The famous detective relates another of his triumphs.

  • A famous forger is pursued.


From \'McClure\'s Magazine,\' Vol 37, May - October, 1911


As usual, this story is related by Burns in the past tense.


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