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The Golden Slipper

and other problems for Violet Strange

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,481 / 250 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,684 3000

A collection of nine mysteries solved by the young sleuth Violet Strange.

The golden slipper -- The second bullet -- The intangible clew -- The grotto spectre -- The dreaming lady -- The house of clocks -- The doctor, his wife, and the clock -- Missing: page thirteen -- Violet's own

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ink you had better enter Mr. Pratt's box without my intervention. Miss Strange's value to us will be impaired the moment her connection with us is discovered."

"Ah, there's Ruthven! He will take me to Mr. Pratt's box," remarked Driscoll as the curtain fell on the second act. "Any suggestions before I go?"

"Yes, and an important one. When you make your bow, touch your left shoulder with your right hand. It is a signal. She may respond to it; but if she does not, do not be discouraged. One of her idiosyncrasies is a theoretical dislike of her work. But once she gets interested, nothing will hold her back. That's all, except this. In no event give away her secret. That's part of the compact, you remember."

Driscoll nodded and left his seat for Ruthven's box. When the curtain rose for the third time he could be seen sitting with the Misses Pratt and their vivacious young friend. A widower and still on the right side of fifty, his presence there did not pass unnoted, and curiosity was rife amo



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