The Escape of Mr. Trimm

The Escape of Mr. Trimm
His Plight and other Plights

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The Escape of Mr. Trimm by Irvin S. Cobb

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The Escape of Mr. Trimm
His Plight and other Plights

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Interesting often absorbing short stories, although their plots and vivid descriptions are so gruesom as to almost revolting at times. Readers who like mystery tales and detective stories will enjoy these. The escape of Mr. Trimm -- The belled buzzard -- An occurrence up a side street -- Another of those cub reporter stories -- Smoke of battle -- The exit of Anse Dugmore -- To the editor of the Sun -- Fishhead -- Guilty as charged.

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spread through the train, and men, and even women, left their seats, overflowing the aisles.

There is no crueler thing than a city crowd, all eyes and morbid curiosity. But Mr. Trimm didn't see the staring eyes on that ride to the Grand Central. What he saw was many shifting feet and a hedge of legs shutting him in closely--those and the things on his wrists. What the eyes of the crowd saw was a small, stout man who, for all his bulk, seemed to have dried up inside his clothes so that they bagged on him some places and bulged others, with his head tucked on his chest, his hat over his face and his fingers straining to hold his coat sleeves down over a pair of steel bracelets.

Mr. Trimm gave mental thanks to a Deity whose existence he thought he had forgotten when the gate of the train-shed clanged behind him, shutting out the mob that had come with them all the way. Cameras had been shoved in his face like gun muzzles, reporters had scuttled alongside him, dodging under Meyers' fending arm to sh

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There are at least 6 stories here with a modest link in that they all involve some kind of crime, and therefore qualify as mystery stories. All are very well written, though the ending on the last one left me shaking my head, looking for the next paragraph. All in all, well worth reading and now I am looking for more by Mr Cobb.
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