The Man Who Drove the Car

The Man Who Drove the Car

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The Man Who Drove the Car by Max Pemberton

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The Man Who Drove the Car

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I. THE ROOM IN BLACKII. THE SILVER WEDDINGIII. IN ACCOUNT WITH DOLLY ST. JOHNIV. THE LADY WHO LOOKED ONV. THE BASKET IN THE BOUNDARY ROADVI. THE COUNTESS

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s many more imploring the police outside to step up and stop it. For myself I made no bones about the matter; and, not wishing to appear in a police court next day, and thinking certainly that Lord Crossborough was as mad as any first-floor tenant of Hanwell, I pushed my way through the press and went off to the garage. Ten pound or no ten pound, I was for bed. Will you ask me if I was surprised when, going up to the car, the very first person I met was his lordship, with a cigar about seven inches long in his mouth, and as pretty a smile above his long black beard as I have seen this many a day.

"Well, my boy," says he, opening the door quite calmly and stepping inside with no more concern than if I had just driven him from the Carlton to Hyde Park Corner, "well, now I think we shall soon have earned that extra ten-pound note. The next house is in Hertfordshire--three miles from Potter's Bar, on the road to Five Corners. Do you happen to know it, by the way?"

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(1910) Mystery / Adventure
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The adventures of a hired driver.




I. THE ROOM IN BLACK

o A mad race through London.

o Is the man you are trailing mad also?

II. THE SILVER WEDDING

o A young girl on a lark.

III. IN ACCOUNT WITH DOLLY ST. JOHN

o The same young girl out for marriage.

IV. THE LADY WHO LOOKED ON

o Your friend believes one girl has his future in her hands.

o And she can foretell it.

V. THE BASKET IN THE BOUNDARY ROAD

o No, not a sewing basket. A rather large one.

o But, what is in it.

VI. THE COUNTESS

o Another girl in distress.

o Another delve into adventure.