The Third Degree

A Narrative of Metropolitan Life

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Author: Arthur Hornblow
Co-author: Charles Klein
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,589 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 603
Added to site: 2009.04.06
mnybks.net#: 23857
Origin: gutenberg.org

A brilliant novelization of Charles Klein's great play.

"A strongly-painted picture of certain conditions in the administration of law and justice."--Philadelphia Record.

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llars?"

Coxe looked disappointed as he replied:

"Oh, of course, I understand you haven't it on you, only I thought you might be able to raise it."

"Why do you ask?" inquired Howard, his curiosity aroused.

Coxe looked around to see if any one was listening. Then in a whisper he said:

"It's a cinch. If you had $2,000, you and I could make a snug little fortune. Don't you understand? In my office I get tips. I'm on the inside. I know in advance what the big men are going to do. When they start to move a certain stock up, I'm on the job. Understand? If you had $2,000, I could raise as much, and we'd pool our capital, starting in the business ourselves--on a small scale, of course. If we hit it right we might make a nice income."

Howard's mouth watered. Certainly that was the kind of life he liked best. The feverish excitement of gambling, the close association with rich men, the promise of a luxurious style of living--all this appealed to him strongly. But what was the us

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