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Jim Cummings

The Great Adams Express Robbery

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Author: Frank Pinkerton
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,206 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,018
mnybks.net#: 5678

With a portrait of the notorious Jim Cummings and illustrations of scenes connected with the great robbery.

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e handle of the safe in such a way that any extra exertion on Fotheringham's part would pull the safe over and choke him.

Opening the car door, he threw away the clothing which he had taken from his valise.

Returning to the messenger, he stooped over him, and took from his pocket the forged letter with which he gained entrance to the car.

Fotheringham tried to speak, but the gag permitted nothing but a rattling sound to escape.

"I know what you want, young fellow. You want this letter to prove that you had some sort of authority to let me ride. Sorry I can't accommodate you, my son, but those devilish Pinkertons will be after me in twenty- four hours, and this letter would be just meat to them. I'll fix you all right, though. My name's Cummings, Jim Cummings, and I'll write a letter to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat that will clear you Honest to God, I will. You've been pretty generous to-night; given me lots of swag, and I'll never go back on you.

"Give my love to Billy Pinkerton when you see hi

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.10.23
Jim K
****.

Pretty good detective novel about the Pinkertons following up a train robbery. It struck me as being pretty logical in plot and enjoyable in pace. Nice pre-auto setting written in a workmanlike way.


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