The Interpreter: A Tale of the War

The Interpreter: A Tale of the War

G. J. Whyte-Melville

G. J. Whyte-Melville

Not one of my keys will fit it: the old desk has been laid aside for years, and is covered with dust and rust. We do not make such strong boxes nowadays, for brass hinges and secret drawers have given place to flimsy morocco and russian leather; so we clap a Bramah lock, that Bramah himself cannot pick, on a black bag that the veriest bungler can rip open in five seconds with a penknife, and entrust our notes, bank and otherwise, our valuables, and our secrets, to this faithless repository with a confidence that deserves to be respected. But in the days when George the Third was king, our substantial ancestors rejoiced in more substantial workmanship: so the old desk that I cannot succeed in unlocking, is of shining rosewood, clamped with brass, and I shall spoil it sadly with the mallet and the chisel.
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The Gladiators. A Tale of Rome and Judæa

The Gladiators. A Tale of Rome and Judæa

G. J. Whyte-Melville

G. J. Whyte-Melville

This book, "The gladiators a tale of Rome and Judæa. 35", by G. J. Whyte-Melville, is a replication of a book originally published before 1890. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature.
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