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CONTENTS


Book the First

A RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN.

CHAP. PAGE

I. The Good Schoolmaster 5

II. Good For Nothing 10

III. The Usher washes his Hands 17

IV. Richard Makwood lights his Pipe

V. The Healing Waters 28

VI. Two Coroner's Inquests 34

VII. The Dumb Detective a Philanthropist 38

VIII. Seven Letters on the Dirty Alphabet 43

IX. "Mad, Gentlemen of the Jury" 48


Book the Second

A CLEARANCE OF ALL SCORES.

I. Blind Peter 58

II. Like and Unlike 63

III. A Golden Secret 66

IV. Jim looks over the Brink of the Terrible Gulf 71

V. Midnight by the Slopperton Clocks 78

VI. The Quiet Figure on the Heath 82

VII. The Usher Resigns his Situation 91


Book the Third

A HOLY INSTITUTION.

I. The Value of an Opera-Glass 95

II. Working in the Dark 99

III. The Wrong Footstep 104

IV. Ocular Demonstration 111

V. The King of Spades 116

VI. A Glass of Wine 124

VII. The Last Act of Lucretia Borgia 129

VIII. Bad Dreams and a Worse Waking 133

IX. A Marriage in High Life 141

X. Animal Magnetism 145