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The Return of Clubfoot

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Author: Valentine Williams (Douglas Valentine)
Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,457 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,294
Added to site: 2010.12.12
mnybks.net#: 29881
Genre: Thriller
Excerpt

across the door," said a weak voice from the corner where the sick man lay; "would you be good enough to put it down? I don't want us to be disturbed...."

He cast an apprehensive glance at the window. I fitted the rough beam across the door and approached the couch. It was merely a bed of maize stalks.

"You're very ill, I'm afraid," I said pulling over one of the boxes and seating myself by the Englishman. "Have you seen a doctor?"

The vagrant waved his hand in a deprecatory manner.

"My dear fellow," he said--and again I noted the refinement in his voice,--"no sawbones can help me. I never held with them much anyway. Luisa got paid to-day--she washes at Bard's, you know (it was she who told me you were here)--and so I've got some medicine...."--he touched a little pannikin which stood on the floor at his side--"it's all that keeps me alive now that I can't get the 'snow!'"

I recognised the name which the drug traffic gives to cocaine.

The sick man was rent by

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.06.23
Fran Mozzon
****.

I always feel immersed in the story, part of the action when reading a book by this author. Another page turner involving Secret Service agent Desmond Okewood facing off in a game of wits against Dr Grundt, the evil "man with a clubfoot". This time it's peacetime and they are both after hidden buried treasure on a deserted island. What fun!

2012.06.23
Fran
****.

I always feel immersed in the story, part of the action when reading a book by this author. Another page turner involving Secret Service agent Desmond Okewood facing off in a game of wits against Dr Grundt, the evil \\\"man with a clubfoot\\\". This time it\\\'s peacetime and they are both after hidden buried treasure on a deserted island. What fun!


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