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The Secret Adversary  (1922) 
by Agatha Christie


THE SECRET ADVERSARY

THE
SECRET ADVERSARY


BY

AGATHA CHRISTIE

AUTHOR OF "THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES"

SVG of Dodd Mead and Company Logo from 1915

NEW YORK

DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY

1922

Copyright 1922
By DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, Inc.


PRINTED IN THE U. S. A. BY
The Quinn & Boden Company


BOOK MANUFACTURERS
RAHWAYNEW JERSEY

TO ALL THOSE WHO LEAD
MONOTONOUS LIVES
IN THE HOPE THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE
AT SECOND HAND
THE DELIGHTS AND DANGERS OF
ADVENTURE

CONTENTS


CHAPTER PAGE
Prologue 1
I The Young Adventurers, Ltd. 4
II Mr. Whittington's Offer 16
III A Set Back 27
IV "Who is Jane Finn?" 36
V Mr. Julius P. Hersheimmer 48
VI A Plan of Campaign 56
VII The House in Soho 65
VIII The Adventures of Tommy 73
IX Tuppence Enters Domestic Service 86
X Enter Sir James Peel Edgerton 98
XI Julius Tells a Story 108
XII A Friend in Need 121
XIII The Vigil 143
XIV A Consultation 156
XV Tuppence Receives a Proposal 165
XVI Further Adventures of Tommy 175
XVII Annette 187
XVIII The Telegram 207
XIX Jane Finn 225
XX Too Late 239
XXI Tommy Makes a Discovery 247
XXII In Downing Street 255
XXIII A Race Against Time 262
XXIV Julius Takes a Hand 271
XXV Jane's Story 285
XXVI Mr. Brown 303
XXVII A Supper Party at the "Savoy" 311
XXVIII And After 325

THE SECRET ADVERSARY

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