The Swindler

The Swindler
and Other Stories

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The Swindler by Ethel May Dell

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The Swindler
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The story of a "bad man's" soul revealed by woman's faith.The Swindler -- The Swindler's Handicap -- The Nonentity -- Her Hero -- The Example -- The Friend who Stood By -- The Right Man -- The Knight-Errant -- A Question of Trust -- Where the Heart Is

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ep of the hand, and tossed them into the middle of the table; then, with a brief, collective bow, he turned to go. But Rudd, the first to recover from his amazement, sprang impetuously to his feet. "One moment, sir!" he said.

West stopped at once, a cold glint of humour in his eyes. Without a sign of perturbation he faced round, meeting the American's hostile scrutiny calmly, judicially.

"I wish to say," said Rudd, "on behalf of myself, and--I think I may take it--on behalf of these other gentlemen also, that your action was a most dastardly piece of impertinence, to give it its tamest name. Naturally, we don't expect Court manners from one of your profession, but we do look for ordinary common honesty. But it seems that we look in vain. You have behaved like a mighty fine skunk, sir. And if you don't see that there's any crying need for a very humble apology, you've got about the thickest hide that ever frayed a horsewhip."

Every one was standing by the time this elaborate threat was utt

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