The Mystery (Adams and White)

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THE MYSTERY

 
 
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"And you know a heap too much"

[Page 201]

 

 

THE MYSTERY

BY

STEWART EDWARD WHITE

AND

SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS

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Illustrations by Will Crawford


NEW YORK
McCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO.
MCMVII

 

 

Copyright 1907
by McClure, Phillips & Co.
Published January 1907

 

Copyright 1906 by Colver Publishing House
Copyright IQO? by The Phillips Publishing Co.

 

 

CONTENTS


PART ONE

THE SEA RIDDLE

  1. chapterpage
  2. I. Desert Seas 3
  3. II. The "Laughing Lass" 11
  4. III. The Death ship 19
  5. IV. The Second Prize Crew 25
  6. V. The Disappearance 32
  7. VI. The Castaways 38
  8. VII. The Free Lance 49
 

PART TWO

THE BRASS BOUND CHEST

Being the story told by Ralph Slade, Free Lance, to the officers of the United States Cruiser "Wolverine."

  1. I. The Barbary Coast 57
  2. II. The Graven Image 71
  3. III. The Twelve Repeating Rifles 80
  4. IV. The Steel Claw 89
    1. V. The Philosopher's Stone 94
    2. VI. The Island 105
    3. VII. Captain Selover Loses his Nerve 113
    4. VIII. Wrecking of the "Golden Horn" 124
    5. IX. The Empty Brandy Bottle 133
    6. X. Change of Masters 138
    7. XI. The Corrosive 145
    8. XII. "Old Scrubs" Comes Ashore 162
    9. XIII. I Make my Escape 174
    10. XIV. An Adventure in the Night 178
    11. XV. Five Hundred Yards' Range 183
    12. XVI. The Murder 189
    13. XVII. The Open Sea 193
    14. XVIII. The Catastrophe 201
     

    PART THREE

    THE MAROON

    1. I. In the Wardroom 211
    2. II. The Jolly Roger 217
    3. III. The Cache 224
    4. IV. The Twin Slabs 230
    5. V. The Pinwheel Volcano 238
    6. VI. Mr. Darrow Receives 245
    7. VII. The Survivors 254
    8. VIII. The Maker of Marvels 260
    9. IX. The Achievement 269
    10. X. The Doom 278
 

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. FACING PAGE
  2. "And you know a heap too much" Frontispiece
  3. FACING PAGE
  4. A schooner comporting herself in a manner uncommon on the Pacific 14
  5. A man who was a bit of a mechanic was set to work to open the chest 30
  6. "Where we goin'?" "I brefer not to say". 60
  7. Slowly the man defined himself as a shape takes form in a fog 74
  8. "The spirit of the wild beast, cowed but snarling still" 94
  9. "These sheep had become as wild as deer" 136
  10. "Drop it, you fool!" 142
  11. "I jerked out the short-barrelled Colt and turned it loose in their faces" 168
  12. "You good fellowsh, ain't you?" 172
  13. The firing now became miscellaneous. No one paid any attention to any one else 186
  14. With a strangled cry the sailor cast the shirt from him 222
  15. The finding of the two slabs 236
  16. "Sorry not to have met you at the door," he said courteously 250
  17. "It was my duty to follow on and drag him away when he fell unconscious" 266
  18. He floated the model in the tub 284
 


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1958, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.