The Raffles Megapack: The Complete Tales of the Amateur by E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs

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!

incorporated are:

THE IDES OF MARCH

a dressing up PIECE

gents AND PLAYERS

LE most suitable PAS

WILFUL MURDER

9 issues OF THE LAW

THE go back MATCH

THE reward OF THE EMPEROR

NO SINECURE

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AN outdated FLAME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 VILLAIN-WORSHIPPER

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.

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