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Death at the Excelsior

And Other Stories

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,084 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 8,828
mnybks.net#: 7561

This selection of early Wodehouse stories was assembled for Project Gutenberg. The original publication date of each story is listed in the Table of Contents.

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er information which might be of service to me. She is a strange, silent woman, who impressed me as having very little intelligence. Your suggestion that I should avail myself of her assistance seems more curious than ever, now that I have seen her.

The whole affair seems to me at the moment of writing quite inexplicable. Assuming that this Captain Gunner was murdered, there appears to have been no motive for the crime whatsoever. I have made careful inquiries about him, and find that he was a man of fifty-five; had spent nearly forty years of his life at sea, the last dozen in command of his own ship; was of a somewhat overbearing disposition, though with a fund of rough humour; had travelled all over the world, and had been an inmate of the Excelsior for about ten months. He had a small annuity, and no other money at all, which disposes of money as the motive for the crime.

In my character of James Burton, a retired ship's chandler, I have mixed with the other boarders, and have heard all they

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