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Great Cases of Detective Burns: Tracking Anonymous Letter-Writers

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Author: Dana Gatlin
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,724 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,093
Added to site: 2009.12.19
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ot here now,' I said.

"'Great God! It must be my private secretary.' He turned to one of the clerks.

"'Where is Mr. --?'

"'He has just gone down to the Record Division,' was the answer.

"'Well, Colonel, let's go down and find him,' I said.

"We went, and found the fellow talking to one of the clerks of that division. He was just saying, 'I'll see you later,' and then he turned and saw us. He immediately turned back and apparently continued his conversation.

"'We should not let him out of our sight,' I said to the Colonel.

"'I want you to go up to the Secretary's office with me,' said Colonel Edwards.

"The fellow didn't turn a hair, or give the slightest indication that he suspected what he was wanted for.

"When we arrived at the office, the Secretary was sitting at his desk, cold and austere, Chief Wilkie on one side and Solicitor-General Richards on the other. We came in with the fellow between us.

"'Mr. Secretary,' said the Colonel, 'this

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