Young Rossiter did not like the task. The more he thought of it as he whirled northward on the Empire State Express the more distasteful it seemed to grow. "Hang it all," he thought, throwing down his magazine in disgust, "it's like police work. And heaven knows I haven't wanted to be a cop since we lived in Newark twenty years ago. Why the ...
Young Rossiter did not like the task. The more he thought of it as he whirled northward on the Empire State Express the more distasteful it seemed to grow. "Hang it all," he thought, throwing down his magazine in disgust, "it's like police work. And heaven knows I haven't wanted to be a cop since we lived in Newark twenty years ago. Why the dickens did old Wharton marry her? He's an old ass, and he's getting just what he might have expected. She's twenty-five and beautiful; he's seventy and a sight. I've a notion to chuck the whole affair and go back to the simple but virtuous Tenderloin. It's not my sort, that's all, and I was an idiot for mixing in it. The firm served me a shabby trick when it sent me out to work up this case for Wharton. It's a regular Peeping Tom Job, and I don't like it."
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good+ A Very Good+ hardback in green cloth with gilt lettering spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Purple embossed floral design spine and front cover. Owner name and date ffep, Mild cover edge wear, soil endpapers and pages. 8vo. 108 pp. Color frontispiece and four color illustration.
Harrison Fisher and Charles B. Falls. GOOD PLUS. Edgewear to cover; corners bumped; light foxing; no owner's mark; smudges on a few pages; otherwise, pages clean; 2 weak joints; otherwise, binding sound.
Fair. Fair/No Jacket 12mo-over 6''-7'' tall c. 1905, green deco. bds., color frontis, illus., upper page ends gold gilted, 108pp., (wear to head+heel of spine+edges+corners bumped, bds. soiled, rubbed, binding weakening but holding, three inch tear to page 51, page ends yellowed)Shipped promptly in a padded envelope or cardboard box.
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