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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...before. They found Mr. Briehelhoft's place on the fifth floor a large brick building occupied by a number of small manufacturers, who used the steam power furnished by the landlord of the premises. The name J. Brichelhoft was on the sign at the door, and his business was given as that of an analytical chemist. "There does not seem to be any great mystery about the man at this end of the line," remarked Old King Brady, as he and Harry started to ascend the stairs. "What are you going to do? Arrest him if he proves to be the man that we saw last night?" asked Young King Brady.:. n; "Very well. You will meet me there?" "Yes. By the way, you mustn't pay any attention to the stories you may hear around the neighborhood about the place. It has the name of being haunted; because for a number of years it was occupied by a crazy man." "So I understand. I have already heard these stories." "I suppose so. I have been to no pains to contradict them. I rather favored them than otherwise, because,it made people keep away from the house and leave me alone." "Your explanation is perfectly satisfactory, Mr. Brichelhoft. I shall be on hand." The detectives then withdrew. "A new character has come into the play," Harry remarked, once they found themselves on the street. "Yes, and a dangerous one," replied Old King Brady. "That man has no more soul than an oyster, no more heart than a wooden image in a Chinese joss house, no more conscience than a rattlesnake, and yet he is as smart as they make 'em." "He looks like a murderer; hanged if he doesn't," said Harry. "Ah!" said Old King Brady. "Just wait till I have paid that visit to Madman's Roost. Then I'l...
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