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Counsel for the Defense

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Author: Leroy Scott
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,906 / 264 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,610
Added to site: 2009.05.15
mnybks.net#: 24169
Genre: Thriller
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d with that he passed out of the office and down the stairway to the street.

CHAPTER II

THE BUBBLE REPUTATION

Despite its thirty thousand population--"Forty thousand, and growing, sir!" loyally declared those disinterested citizens engaged in the sale of remote fields of ragweed as building lots--Westville was still but half-evolved from its earlier state of an overgrown country town. It was as yet semi-pastoral, semi-urban. Automobiles and farm wagons locked hubs in brotherly embrace upon its highways; cowhide boots and patent leather shared its sidewalks. There was a stockbroker's office that was thoroughly metropolitan in the facilities it afforded the élite for relieving themselves of the tribulation of riches; and adjoining it was Simpson Brothers & Company, wherein hick'ry-shirted gentlemen bartered for threshing machines, hayrakes, axle grease, and such like baubles of Arcadian pastime.

There were three

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