Golden Stories

Golden Stories
A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

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A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

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The Night ExpressOver The Garden WallRural InsuranceHis Honor, The District JudgeA Fog-horn ConclusionMary Jane's DiversionBetween FriendsThe Hammerpond BurglaryA Fo'c's'le TragedyThe Adopted SonProvidence And Mrs. UrmyThe Million Dollar Freight TrainThe Bulldog BreedIce In JuneThe Ditty-boxThe Yellow CatA Cock And PolicemanPrisoners In The TowerSankey's Double-headerAunt Mary TelegraphsThe Vengeance Of The WolfThe Wooing Of BettinaThe Jam GodWhen Father Worked

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on the night of the express murder most of the nets and lures had been washed away. He took minute particulars as to the state of the tide on the night in question; he wanted to know if the nets were capable of holding up against any great force. For instance, if a school of porpoises came along? Or if a fish eagle or an osprey found itself entangled in the meshes?

The fowlers smiled. They invited Merrick to try it for himself. On that stormy east coast it was foolish to take any risks. And Merrick was satisfied. As a matter of fact, he was more than satisfied.

He was really beginning to see his way at last. By the time he got back to his headquarters again he had practically reconstructed the crime. As he stood on the railway permanent way, gazing down into the network of the fowlers below, he smiled to himself. He could have tossed a biscuit on to the top of the long lengths of tarred and knotted rigging. Later on he telephoned to the London terminus of the Grand Coast Railway for the people t

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