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The Nameless Man

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,363 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,129
Added to site: 2009.10.18
mnybks.net#: 25573
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old family relic". Now can you explain how you could have known that, supposing that you had forgotten who you were?"

"Neatly caught, Goldie," laughed Mr. Mitchel. "You certainly made a mess of it there."

"It was an asinine slip," said Mr. Goldie, laughing also.

"Now then," continued Mr. Barnes, "you readily see that I had good reason for believing that you had not forgotten your name. On the contrary, I was positive that your name was a part of the inscription on the watch. What, then, could be your purpose in pretending otherwise? I did not discover that for some time. However, I decided to go ahead, and find you out if I could. Next I noted two things. Your coat opened once, so that I saw, pinned to your vest, a bicycle badge, which I recognised as the emblem of the League of American Wheelmen."

"Oh! Oh!" cried Mr. Mitchel. "Shame on you, Goldie, for a blunderer."

"I had entirely forgotten the badge," said Mr. Goldie.

"I also observed," the detective went on, "litt

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.06.17
Paulo Respighi
**...

A man who cannot remember his name comes to Mr. Barnes' office. Barnes is a famous New York detective. The man asks the detective to discover his identity, and Barnes agrees, telling the man to return in two days. He and his well-trained staff get on the problem.

It isn't much of a detective story, the mystery is rather tame, and the writing is pedestrian, if formal.


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