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A Poached Peerage

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,790 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 584
Added to site: 2010.10.16
mnybks.net#: 29296
Origin: gutenberg.org
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to the corner and stood at bay, with an ugly look in his eyes and a thick-set hand stretched out in front of him. "Don't you touch me," he exclaimed warningly, "an officer of the law in the execution of his duty."

The words had a certain effect on Mr. Sparrow, since his threatening fist remained in the air. "What do you want wi' me?" he demanded, with a quiver in his voice which was, perhaps, not altogether the result of righteous anger.

"You are Percy Peckover?" the man suggested.

"You are a liar!" was the ready retort. "I am Thomas Sparrow."

"Yes," corroborated Miss Popkiss, with a remorseful sob; "he is my Tom Sparrow."

The other man began to look doubtful; then he pulled the telegram from his pocket and unfolded it with legal deliberation. "Stop a bit," he said brusquely. "Five foot seven," he glanced up uncompromisingly at the ruffled Sparrow--"You're five foot nine----"

"And a half," put in the person under review.

The other took no notice of the correcti

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