The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts Page 1 of 309

CONTENTS
I. THE RUMOUR
II. THE PROBLEM STATED
III. THE MYSTERY
IV. A CLUE
V. ROBERT REDMAYNE IS SEEN
VI. ROBERT REDMAYNE IS HEARD
VII. THE COMPACT
VIII. DEATH IN THE CAVE
IX. A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE
X. ON GRIANTE
XI. MR. PETER GANNS
XII. PETER TAKES THE HELM
XIII. THE SUDDEN RETURN TO ENGLAND
XIV. REVOLVER AND PICKAXE
XV. A GHOST
XVI. THE LAST OF THE REDMAYNES
XVII. THE METHODS OF PETER GANNS
XVIII. CONFESSION
XIX. A LEGACY FOR PETER GANNS


THE RED REDMAYNES

CHAPTER I
THE RUMOUR

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is famous - so it is said; and perhaps unconsciously, Mark Brendon shared that opinion.

His self-esteem was not, however, conspicuous, although he held that only a second-rate man is diffident. At thirty-five years of age he already stood high in the criminal investigation department of the police.

He was indeed about to receive an inspectorship, well earned by those qualities of imagination and intuition which, added to the necessary endowment of courage, resource, and industry, had created his present solid success.



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