The Man with the Black Feather

The Man with the Black Feather  (1912) 
by Gaston Leroux, translated by Edgar Jepson

"A shilling shocker from the hands of the man who wrote that excellent tale, "The Mystery of the Yellow Room." [...] The soul of Cartouche, a brigand who attained notoriety under the Regency in France, and a man of a hundred murders, finds reincarnation in the body of M. Theophrastus Longuet, retired manufacturer of rubber stamps, resident in the suburbs of Paris. M. Longuet, impelled by this metaphysical motive power within him, casts aside his green umbrella at regular intervals to reproduce under modern conditions the career of eighteenth-century Cartouche." —extracted from a review in The Nation, April 1912.

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THE MAN WITH THE BLACK
FEATHER

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In horror I recognized my own handwriting

See page 21

THE
MAN WITH THE BLACK
FEATHER

BY
GASTON LEROUX

TRANSLATED BY
EDGAR JEPSON

ILLUSTRATED BY
CHARLES M. RELYEA

BOSTON
SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1912

By Small, Maynard and Company

(incorporated)


Entered at Stationers' Hall

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, U. S. A.

CONTENTS


ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. In horror I recognized my own handwriting. See page 21 Frontispiece
  2. PAGE

  3. Theophrastus still gazed in wonder. See page 157 100
  4. "Theophrastus Longuet, awake!" 200


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.