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Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York

A Series of Stories and Sketches Portraying Many Singular Phases of Metropolitan Life

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,310 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 858
Added to site: 2007.09.26
mnybks.net#: 18318
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trode into the street.

It was easy to see, as Mr. Ricketty wandered aimlessly down the Bowery, that his humor was entirely amiable. The knobs of ruddy flesh under his twinkling black eyes were encircled by a set of merry wrinkles, and his mustache had expanded far across his face.

[Illustration: THE PAWNBROKER.]

He had gone as far as Canal Street, and was just about to turn the corner, when he heard a low, chirping sort of whistle. All in a second his face changed its expression. The merry wrinkles melted and his mustache drew itself compactly together. But he did not turn his head or alter his gait. He walked on for several steps until he heard the whistle again, and this time its tone was sharp. He stopped, wheeled around, and encountered two men.

One of these was a darkly tinted, strongly built man, with big brown eyes, tremendous arms, and an oppressive manner. To him Mr. Ricketty at once addressed himself.

"Ah, my dear Inspector!" he cried gayly. "I'm amazingly happy to

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