By E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs
This giant compilation of Raffles works offers 26 brief stories—all the stories from the unique three collections, The novice Cracksman, The Black masks, and A Thief within the Night—plus the unconventional Mr. Justice Raffles. additionally incorporated are 20 extra, similar tales by means of E.W. Hornung and John Kendrick Bangs (including the adventures of Raffles' son), plus introductions, ebook covers, and notes. no matter if you're a longtime fan of the "amateur cracksman" or a newcomer to E.W. Hornung's vintage gentleman-thief, you'll locate anything new and interesting during this volume!
THE IDES OF MARCH
a dressing up PIECE
gents AND PLAYERS
LE most suitable PAS
9 issues OF THE LAW
THE go back MATCH
THE reward OF THE EMPEROR
A JUBILEE PRESENT
THE destiny OF FAUSTINA
THE final LAUGH
TO capture A THIEF
AN outdated FLAME
the incorrect HOUSE
THE KNEES OF THE GODS
OUT OF PARADISE
THE CHEST OF SILVER
the remainder CURE
THE CRIMINOLOGISTS' CLUB
the sphere OF PHILLIPI
a nasty NIGHT
A seize TO seize A CRACKSMAN
THE SPOILS OF SACRILEGE
THE RAFFLES RELICS
THE final WORD
MR. JUSTICE RAFFLES
A VOICE within the WILDERNESS
THE BLACK gap OF GLENRANALD
"TO THE VILE DUST"
A BUSHRANGER AT BAY
THE TAKING OF STINGAREE
the glory OF THE ROAD
THE PURIFICATION OF MULFERA
A DUEL within the DESERT
THE MOTH AND THE STAR
the journey OF THE DORRINGTON RUBY SEAL
the journey OF MRS. BURLINGAME'S DIAMOND STOMACHER
the journey OF THE lacking PENDANTS
the journey OF THE BRASS CHECK
the journey OF THE employed BURGLAR
THE REDEMPTION OF younger BILLINGTON RAND
THE NOSTALGIA OF NERVY JIM THE SNATCHER
the journey OF ROOM 407
THE MAJOR-GENERALS PEPPER-POTS
And don't omit to look this booklet shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out extra entries within the Megapack sequence, masking secret, technology fiction, westerns, and lots more and plenty, even more!
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For obvious reasons, such as creating a volume that can be handled easily, this work cannot include texts by all authors mentioned in this introduction, despite their importance. Moreover, as already noted in these first pages, for centuries before the Spanish lanuage was used, from the Middle Ages until the Modern Ages, AraEic and in some cases Hebrew were the main languages used in science, and especiallyin philosophy and mdcine. There exist in hct some early translations from one to another of these languages.
If Adam called them by Name, ’tis because they had these before; if it were not so, instead of saying call’d,would it have said impos’d; if they had a name ’twas due to their qualities and not to the use of the tongues of man. Of this Plato, being known also for his work on the honest Reason of men, did speake in his Craqlo. To this question, it would seem that some others are join’d. The question lay’d is whether ’tis that Words do bear within them selves a natural Force which doth refer to their object or whether ’tis an arbitrarie thing.
Also may such a condensation and mixing of vapours & spirits occur, that we dream naught, being the instruments of the animal center enchained, as during a great attack of drunkenness, in an infant or child newborn and even in the womb-a thing whereto many do not assent. Nor lack we Voyagers who tell, on describing distant lands, of peoples having not night visions, & that do affirm having ne’er dreamt, nor do believe that there be others that dream, but do rather entertain themselves by inventin & relating their dreams, as they would a Fable for the diversion o themselves & their audience; and this doth occur because the things presented to the spirit during the dream be not fixed enough in the memorie that we may recall them when we awake, for one of two reasons: either the hardness of the spirit, that doth not receive them, or the fluidity of the medium, that doth not them retain; thus doth occur to a sign whereby it doth neither remain engraved on rock nor on water.