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The Bandbox

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,511 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,454
Added to site: 2010.01.20 26386
Genres: Thriller, Romance

The tale bristles with breathless adventure, mistaken identities, detective investigations, romantic developments, and startling situations... It is a rousing story, told with a stimulating style, and culminating in love rewarded; but, before that happy end is reached, there are many thrilling revelations.

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dmirably patient person. Fully fifteen minutes elapsed before the return of the motor-cab was signalled unmistakably by the blatant bandbox bobbing back high above the press of traffic. And when this happened, Mr. Iff found some further business with the steamship company, and quietly and unobtrusively slipped back into the booking-office.

As he did so the cab stopped at the curb and the pretty young woman jumped out and followed Mr. Iff across the threshold--noticing him no more than had Mr. Staff, to begin with.



In the playhouses of France, a hammering on the stage alone heralds the rising of the curtain to disclose illusory realms of romance. Precisely so with Mr. Staff, upon the door of whose lodging, at nine o'clock the next morning, a knocking announced the first overt move against his peace of mind.

At that time, Staff, all unconscious of his honourable peril, was standing in the middle of the floor of the inner room (his lodgings comprised two) an

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Linda Otto

Silliness and skulduggery abound. Who is doing what to whom, and what does it all mean? Light, fun, and breezy with, of course, a happy ending all around. A totally different experience from the author of the Lone Wolf series. Enjoy!



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