Mr Justice Maxell

Mr Justice Maxell

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Mr Justice Maxell by Edgar Wallace

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1922

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Mr Justice Maxell

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Must you go on again in this infernal place?" he asked.

She nodded, laughter and admiration in her eyes.

"What happens if you chuck this infernal job?"

"I'm fired," said the girl. "I've a ten weeks' contract with these people."

"What do you get?"

"Two hundred and fifty pesetas a week," she said contemptuously. "It's a wonderful salary, isn't it?"

He nodded.

"How many more weeks have you to go before your contract is finished?"

"Another four," she said; "we're playing in Cadiz next week, in Seville the week after, then Malaga, then Granada."

"Do you like it?"

"Like it!" the scorn in her voice was her answer.

"The dresses belong to the troupe, I guess," he said. "Get into your street clothes and I'll wait for you."

"What are you going to do?" she asked, eyeing him narrowly.

"I'll make good your lost contract," he said.

"Why?"

He shrugged his shoulders. "I don't like to see an English girl--"

"Irish,"

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One of those multi-generational stories where young people get caught up in plots and grudges laid by their elders decades before. Wallace picks up and drops the threads in a slapdash way with way too much coincidence going on, and not enough transition. The ending is dissatisfying, as well.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - Austen Rodgers is a science fiction and fantasy author living his best (and only) life in Waterloo, Iowa. He spends his free time painting miniatures for D&D and dabbles with fantasy maps of his own creation. In 2015 he published his apocalyptic novel The Book of a Few, and earned his BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2016. In 2019 he launched the first two books in my fantasy series, The Flame Seer and The Fire’s Scar, and completed the Crystal Mythos trilogy with The… Read more