A Thief in the Night (A. J. Raffles, Book 3) by E. W. Hornung

By E. W. Hornung

Arthur Raffles is a well-known member of London society, and a countrywide carrying hero. As a cricketer he on a regular basis represents England in try suits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to devote a few burglaries, essentially stealing invaluable jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted via his buddy, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are always less than the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's constantly thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This 3rd rip-roaring number of brief tales approximately Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been especially formatted for today's e-readers by means of Andrews united kingdom.

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Well, I must be off,’ said Madame François. ‘Bye for now. ’ As she turned to go, she introduced Florent to the young painter. ‘This gentleman has just been on a long journey,’ she said. ‘He feels completely lost in this dreadful city of yours. ’ The Belly of Paris 17 She finally went off, pleased at having left the two men together. Claude looked at Florent with interest. This tall, thin, wavy figure struck him as something out of the ordinary. Madame François’s brief introduction was enough for him, and he began to talk to Florent with the easy familiarity of a flâneur * accustomed to all sorts of chance encounters.

That market you can see just over there is for fruit and flowers. The fish and poultry markets are a bit further away, and behind them are the vegetables and butter and cheese markets. * The whole thing is enormous, and bitterly cold in winter. They say they’re going to pull down the houses round the corn market* to build two more markets. ’ ‘No,’ replied Florent. ‘I’ve been abroad... ’ ‘Oh, that’s a new street. The Rue du Pont-Neuf. It runs from the Seine through here to the Rue Montmartre and the Rue Montorgueil.

Milling around the mountains of cabbages were corporals and groups of nuns, while trainee cooks prowled about looking for bargains. The unloading continued; the carts discharged their enormous loads as if they were so many paving stones, adding their cascades to all the others, which were now flooding across the footpaths opposite. And from the far end of the Rue du Pont-Neuf fresh rows of carts continued to arrive. ’ murmured Claude rapturously. Florent, however, was suffering. He fancied that all this was some supernatural temptation.

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