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Waylaid by Wireless  (1909) 
by Edwin Balmer

A mystery novel, and Balmer's first published novel

WAYLAID BY WIRELESS

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"These big 'wireless' boats," she said sympathetically, "never let one get well away from trouble, even upon the ocean, do they?"

WAYLAID
BY WIRELESS

A Suspicion, a Warning, a
Sporting Proposition, and
a Transatlantic Pursuit


BY
EDWIN BALMER


ILLUSTRATED BY
EDMUND FREDERICK


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BOSTON
SMALL, MAYNARD AND COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1909
By Small, Maynard & Company
(incorporated)

Entered at Stationers' Hall


THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, U.S.A.

To my Mother

CONTENTS

PAGE
I. The Suspicion 1
II. The Circuit of Crime 16
III. The Girl to the Rescue 36
IV. The Foreboding Briton 45
V. The Warning and a Dare 61
VI. Robbery Again—with a Safe Conduct 85
VII. Challenged! 102
VIII. A Preference for Blind Belief 129
IX. A Libel on the Thief 146
X. "Wireless"—and a Wounded Wrist 164
XI. Under the Wing of the Wireless 204
XII. Manling on Board 223
XIII. The Sporting Proposition 240
XIV. The "Protector" Attacked 262
XV. Stolen Goods! 281
XVI. "Annie Laurie" 298
XVII. A Message from Manling—with Postscript by "Wireless" 318

ILLUSTRATIONS

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