or, The Value of Evidence
These stories are worked out with great ingenuity, and will interest all who enjoy following the devious ways of the students of crime as fine art.CONTENTS:The Phoenix of CrimeThe Missing LinkThe Nameless ManThe Montezuma EmeraldA Singular AbductionThe Aztec OpalThe Duplicate HarlequinThe Pearls of IsisA Promissory NoteA Novel ForgeryA Frosty MorningA Shadow of Proof
d especially the face. We think that we know a man by the contour of his face, whereas we often depend, during life, upon the habitual expressions which the face ever carries. For example, suppose that we know a young girl, full of life and happiness, with a sunny disposition undimmed by care or the world's worry. She is ever smiling, or ready to smile. Thus we know her. Let that girl suffer a sudden and perhaps painful death. In terror and agony as she dies, the features are distorted, and in death the resultant expression is somewhat stamped upon the features. Let that body lie in the water for a time, and when recovered it is doubtful whether all of her friends would identify her. Some would, but others would with equal positiveness declare that these were mistaken. Yet you observe the physical contours would still be present."
"I am pleased, Doctor, by what you say," said Mr. Barnes, "because with such appreciation of the changes caused by death and exposure in the water, I must lay greater relianc