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Leavenworth Case by Anna K. Green
Published by A.L. Burt Company, New York 1906
1978 G.P Putnam Son’s, This Edition is printed under special arrangement with G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 2 ounces
Condition: Good
Green cloth boards have white and green text and red and green decoration, at both front and spine. Illustration at frontispiece. Text is crisp. Book is solid and well built.
Boards are scuffed, the spine text color is all but worn away. Foxing has minor and mostly in the margins. The front cover has a spill of maroon at the front bottom spine edge. Corners are bumped.

"A deed of dreadful note."
I HAD been a junior partner in the firm of Veeleyf
1 Carr & Raymond, attorneys and counsellors at law,
for about a year, when one morning, in the temporary
absence of both Mr. Veeley and Mr. Carr, there came
into our office a young man whose whole appearance
was so indicative of haste and agitation that I involun­
tarily rose at his approach and impetuously inquired:
" What is the matter? You have no bad news to
tell, I hope."
" I have come to see Mr. Veele}r; is he in ? ! $
" No," I replied; " he was unexpectedly called
away this morning to Washington; cannot be home
before to-morrow ; but if you will make your business
known to me—-—"

2 The Leavenworth Case
•« To you, sir ? " be repeated, turning a very cold
but steady eye on mine ; then, seeming to be satisfied
with his scrutiny, continued, " There is no reason why
I should n't; my business is no secret. I came to
inform him that Mr. Leavenworth is dead."
" Mr. Leavenworth ! " I exclaimed, falling back a
step. Mr. Leavenworth was an old client of our firm,
to say nothing of his being the particular friend of Mr.
" Yes, murdered; shot through the head by some
unknown person while sitting at his library table."
" Shot 1 murdered ! " I could scarcely believe my
| How ? when ? " I gasped.
" Last night. At least, so we suppose. He was not
found till this morning. I am Mr. Leavenworth's pri­
vate secretary," he explained, " and live in the family.
It was a dreadful shock," he went on, " especially to
the ladies."
" Dreadful! | I repeated. " Mr. Veeley will be
overwhelmed by it."
" They are all alone," he continued in a low business­
like way I afterwards found to be inseparable from the
man ; "the Misses Leavenworth, I mean—Mr. Leaven­
worth's nieces; and as an inquest is to be held there
to-day it is deemed proper for them to have some one
present capable of advising them. As Mr. Veeley was
their uncle's best friend, they naturally sent me for
him; but he being absent I am at a loss what to do or
where to go."
I am a stranger to the ladies," was my hesitating
reply, but if I can be of any assistance to them, my
respect for their uncle is such "
The expression of the secretary's eye stopped me-

Leavenworth Case by Anna K. Green Published by A.L. Burt Company, New York 1906 1978 G.P Putnam Son’s Hardcover Vintage Book


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