This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV Doc' Is Arrested One evening in November, two days after the hustler disappeared, and only one day before the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV Doc' Is Arrested One evening in November, two days after the hustler disappeared, and only one day before the dentist found Miss Milbury, Calvin Home, sitting in the office of the Alfalfa European Hotel and talking Shakespeare with the book-agent, was arrested on a criminal warrant charging him with obtaining money under false pretenses. "Yes, sir, my name is Home," he an "TALKING SHAKESPEARE." swered, looking Up at the large man who interrupted the talk. "I'm an officer," said this plain-clothes man, lifting his coat to show a heavy star which was on the vest, away back under the armhole. "I got a warrant for you. Do you know about it?" "Do I--what do you mean, sir?" demanded Doc', staring hard and throwing away his cigar. "I think there must be some mistake," said the book-agent. "This is Doctor Home." "Colvin Home," read the officer, looking at the warrant. "Calvin," corrected Doc'. "You're the man, all right," said the officer. "Don't try none o' your funny business with me. I been workin' on the case--saw you here to-day, and had you pointed out to me." "What in God's name is the meaning of all this?" asked Doc', taking hold of the book-agent's arm. "I can read this if you want to hear it," said the officer. "The charge is obtainin' money." "This is all Greek to me," said Doc'. "It's simply a mistake--that's all." "Who swore out the warrant?" asked the book-agent. He and Doc' had arisen and stood facing the big man in plain clothes, who gave the book-agent one condemning glance, which meant, "As if both of you didn't know!" and then he replied: "A man named Parkman." "I never heard of him," said Doc'. "I s'pose you never heard of a fake medicine company, neither--did you?" asked the officer. "You can tell the judge all...Read Less
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