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The Hollow Needle

By Leblanc, Maurice

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Book Id: WPLBN0000625805
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Hollow Needle  
Author: Leblanc, Maurice
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: CHAPTER ONE. THE SHOT. Raymonde listened. The noise was repeated twice over, clearly enough to be distinguished from the medley of vague sounds that formed the great silence of the night and yet too faintly to enable her to tell whether it was near or far, within the walls of the big country-house, or outside, among the murky recesses of the park. She rose softly. Her window was half open: she flung it back wide. The moonlight lay over a peaceful landscape of lawns and thickets, against which the straggling ruins of the old abbey stood out in tragic outlines, truncated columns, mutilated arches, fragments of porches and shreds of flying buttresses. A light breeze hovered over the face of things, gliding noiselessly through the bare motionless branches of the trees, but shaking the tiny budding leaves of the shrubs.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Hollow Needle, 1 -- Maurice Leblanc, 1 -- Chapter ONE. THE SHOT, 1 -- Chapter TWO. ISIDORE BEAUTRELET, SIXTH?FORM SCHOOLBOY, 17 -- Chapter THREE. THE CORPSE, 33 -- Chapter FOUR. FACE TO FACE, 48 -- Chapter FIVE. ON THE TRACK, 62 -- Chapter SIX. AN HISTORIC SECRET, 73 -- Chapter SEVEN. THE TREATISE OF THE NEEDLE, 86 -- Chapter EIGHT. FROM CAESAR TO LUPIN, 99 -- Chapter NINE. OPEN, SESAME!, 108 -- Chapter TEN. THE TREASURES OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE, 119

 

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