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Oscar the Detective

or, Dudie Dunne, The Exquisite Detective

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Author: Harlan Page Halsey (Old Sleuth)
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,124 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,620
Added to site: 2006.09.20 14681

An Odd but Stirring Detective Narrative.

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The man let him snore in his chair and deliberately divided his money among them. Then they dealt for the watch and pin, and finally the question was asked:

"What shall we do with him?"

"Throw him into the street."

"That won't do," said the man who had entered the room at the last moment. "You fellows don't know how to manage these things."

"What shall we do?"

"Let him sleep. He will sleep until morning--sleep like a top--and then the first thing he will call for will be a drink; give him one, then take him to some other house, fill him up, and leave him one by one. He will forget afterward where he lost his watch and money. At least you fellows can all swear he had his watch and money when you left him. Throw him into the street, and he will be found, dragged in, and in the morning will give the whole business away. That is the way you lads always make a mistake. You don't go slow enough."

The men agreed to Alling's plan, and then turning the dude over on the fl

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

a good read,narration was understandable try reading it once and you will like it



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