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The Lock and Key Library, Classic Mystery and Detective Stories

Modern English

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 126,505 / 352 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,462
Added to site: 2005.06.05 10475

Contains work by:
Rudyard Kipling
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Egerton Castle
Stanley J. Weyman
Wilkie Collins
Robert Louis Stevenson

Edited by Julian Hawthorne.

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Entered angrily the faithful partner of my sorrows, Kadir Baksh.

"This bungalow is very bad and low-caste! No wonder the Presence was disturbed and is speckled. Three sets of doolie-bearers came to the bungalow late last night when I was sleeping outside, and said that it was their custom to rest in the rooms set apart for the English people! What honor has the khansamah? They tried to enter, but I told them to go. No wonder, if these Oorias have been here, that the Presence is sorely spotted. It is shame, and the work of a dirty man!"

Kadir Baksh did not say that he had taken from each gang two annas for rent in advance, and then, beyond my earshot, had beaten them with the big green umbrella whose use I could never before divine. But Kadir Baksh has no notions of morality.

There was an interview with the khansamah, but as he promptly lost his head, wrath gave place to pity, and pity led to a long conversation, in the course of which he put the fat Engineer-Sahib's tragi



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