A Silent Witness

A Silent Witness  (1915) 
by R. Austin Freeman

Edition: Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1915. First published 1914, in the U.K. Illustrated by H. Weston Taylor. A "Dr. Thorndyke" murder mystery


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The Dilated Pupils Were Insensible to the Glare


A SILENT
WITNESS

By
R. AUSTIN FREEMAN

Author of "The Mystery of 31, New Inn,"
"The Uttermost Farthing," etc.

Illustrated by
H. WESTON TAYLOR

Philadelphia
THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY
Publisher

Copyright,1915, by
The John C. Winston Company

To,
Dorothy Cuthbert and Gerald Bishop
In Memory of Labors that are Past and in
Token of Friendship that Endures

CONTENTS

  1. page
  2. I. The Beginning of the Mystery 11
  3. II. The Finding of the Reliquary 21
  4. III. "Who Is Sylvia?" 30
  5. IV. Septimus Maddock, Deceased 38
  6. V. The Lethal Chamber 57
  7. VI. A Council of War 78
  8. VII. An Unseen Enemy 94
  9. VIII. "It's an Ill Wind——" 107
  10. IX. Thorndyke Takes Up the Scent 124
  11. X. The Unheeded Warning 135
  12. XI. A Chapter of Accidents 147
  13. XII. Miss Vyne 166
  14. XIII. A Mysterious Stranger 182
  15. XIV. A Lonely Woman 204
  16. XV. Exit Dr. Jardine 224
  17. XVI. Enter Father Humperdinck 244
  18. XVII. The Palimpsest 272
  19. XVIII. A Visitor From The States 292
  20. XIX. Tenebræ 306
  21. XX. The Hue and Cry 321
  22. XXI. The Final Problem 338
  23. XXII. Thorndyke Reviews the Case 358

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. The Dilated Pupils Were Insensible to the Glare frontispiece
  2. Happening to Look Up, I Caught the Eye of Mrs. Samway 52
  3. The Point Of Fixation Was Sylvia's Crucifix 196
  4. And So I Held Her, Whispering Endearments 319

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.