By E. W. Hornung
Arthur Raffles is a favourite member of London society, and a countrywide wearing hero. As a cricketer he on a regular basis represents England in try out 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 by means of his good friend, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are always less than the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's consistently thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This 3rd rip-roaring selection of brief tales approximately Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been specifically formatted for today's e-readers via Andrews united kingdom.
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In our house there lodg'd a young woman, a milliner, who, I think, had a shop in the Cloisters. She had been genteelly bred, was sensible and lively, and of most pleasing conversation. Ralph read plays to her in the evenings, they grew intimate, she took another lodging, and he followed her. They liv'd together some time; but, he being still out of business, and her income not sufficient to maintain them with her child, he took a resolution of going from London, to try for a country school, which he thought himself well qualified to undertake, as he wrote an excellent hand, and was a master of arithmetic and accounts.
He said all were put into the bag together and he could not then come at them; but, before we landed in England, I should have an opportunity of picking them out; so I was satis fied for the present, and we proceeded on our voyage. W e had a sociable company in the cabin, and lived uncommonly well, having the addition of all Mr. Hamilton's stores, who had laid in plentifully. In this passage Mr. Denham contracted a friendship for me that con tinued during his life. The voyage was otherwise not a pleasant one, as we had a great deal of bad weather.
While I liv'd in Boston most of my hours of leisure for conversation were spent with him, and he continu'd a sober as well as an industrious lad; was much respected for his learning by several of the clergy and other gentlemen, and seemed to promise making a good figure in life. But, during my absence, he had acquir'd a habit of sotting with brandy; and I found by his own account, and what I heard from others, that he had been drunk every day since his arrival at New York, and behav'd very oddly.
A Thief in the Night (A. J. Raffles, Book 3) by E. W. Hornung