Bones in London by Edgar Wallace Page 1 of 260

CONTENTS

CHAP.

I.-BONES AND BIG BUSINESS II.-HIDDEN TREASURE III.-BONES AND THE WHARFINGERS IV.-THE PLOVER LIGHT CAR V.-A CINEMA PICTURE VI.-A DEAL IN JUTE VII.-DETECTIVE BONES VIII.-A COMPETENT JUDGE OF POETRY IX.-THE LAMP THAT NEVER WENT OUT X.-THE BRANCH LINE XI.-A STUDENT OF MEN XII.-BONES HITS BACK

BONES IN LONDON


CHAPTER I

BONES AND BIG BUSINESS

There was a slump in the shipping market, and men who were otherwise
decent citizens wailed for one hour of glorious war, when Kenyon Line
Deferred had stood at 88 1/2, and even so poor an organization as
Siddons Steam Packets Line had been marketable at 3 3/8.
Two bareheaded men came down the busy street, their hands thrust into their trousers pockets, their sleek, well-oiled heads bent in dejection.

No word they spoke, keeping step with the stern precision of soldiers. Together they wheeled through the open doors of the Commercial Trust Building, together they left-turned into the elevator, and simultaneously raised their heads to examine its roof, as though in its panelled ceiling was concealed some Delphic oracle who would answer the riddle which circumstances had set them.



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