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The War Terror - Chapter 36. The Ends Of Justice The War Terror - Chapter 36. The Ends Of Justice

The War Terror - Chapter 36. The Ends Of Justice
CHAPTER XXXVI. THE ENDS OF JUSTICEA few minutes later we were in the sitting room of her suite. She received us rather ungraciously, I thought. "Do you feel any better?" asked Kennedy. "No," she replied curtly. "Excuse me for a moment. I wish to see that maid of mine. Clarisse!" She had hardly left the room when Kennedy was on his feet. The bottle of white tablets, nearly empty, was still on the table. I saw him take some very fine white powder and dust it quickly over the bottle. It seemed to adhere, and from his pocket he quickly drew... Long Stories - Post by : TrevorReed - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 594

The War Terror - Chapter 35. The Psychanalysis The War Terror - Chapter 35. The Psychanalysis

The War Terror - Chapter 35. The Psychanalysis
CHAPTER XXXV. THE PSYCHANALYSIS"H--M," mused Kennedy as we walked along after leaving the house. "There were several 'complexes,' as they are called, there--the most interesting and important being the erotic, as usual. Now, take the lion in the dream, with his mane. That, I suspect, was Dr. Maudsley. If you are acquainted with him, you will recall his heavy, almost tawny beard." Kennedy seemed to be revolving something in his mind and I did not interrupt. I had known him too long to feel that even a dream might not have its value with him. Indeed, several times before he had... Long Stories - Post by : TrevorReed - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1336

The War Terror - Chapter 34. The Billionaire Baby The War Terror - Chapter 34. The Billionaire Baby

The War Terror - Chapter 34. The Billionaire Baby
CHAPTER XXXIV. THE BILLIONAIRE BABYComing to us directly as a result of the talk that the Atherton case provoked was another that involved the happiness of a wealthy family to a no less degree. "I suppose you have heard of the 'billionaire baby,' Morton Hazleton III?" asked Kennedy of me one afternoon shortly afterward. The mere mention of the name conjured up in my mind a picture of the lusty two-year-old heir of two fortunes, as the feature articles in the Star had described that little scion of wealth-- his luxurious nursery, his magnificent toys, his own motor car, a trained... Long Stories - Post by : TrevorReed - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2250

The War Terror - Chapter 31. The Eugenic Bride The War Terror - Chapter 31. The Eugenic Bride

The War Terror - Chapter 31. The Eugenic Bride
CHAPTER XXXI. THE EUGENIC BRIDEScandal, such as that which Kennedy unearthed in this Pearcy case, was never much to his liking, yet he seemed destined, about this period of his career, to have a good deal of it. We had scarcely finished with the indictment that followed the arrest of young Pearcy, when we were confronted by a situation which was as unique as it was intensely modern. "There's absolutely no insanity in Eugenia's family," I heard a young man remark to Kennedy, as my key turned in the lock of the laboratory door. For a moment I hesitated about breaking... Long Stories - Post by : Admin@smtp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1640

The War Terror - Chapter 30. The Electrolytic Murder The War Terror - Chapter 30. The Electrolytic Murder

The War Terror - Chapter 30. The Electrolytic Murder
CHAPTER XXX. THE ELECTROLYTIC MURDERWe dined leisurely, which seemed strange to me, for it was not Kennedy's custom to let moments fly uselessly when he was on a case. However, I soon found out why it was. He was waiting for darkness. As soon as the lights began to glow in the little stores on the main street, we sallied forth, taking the direction of the Pearcy and Minturn houses. On the way he dropped into the hardware store and purchased a light spade and one of the small pocket electric flashlights, about which he wrapped a piece of cardboard in... Long Stories - Post by : Admin@smtp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1318

The War Terror - Chapter 29. The Lead Poisoner The War Terror - Chapter 29. The Lead Poisoner

The War Terror - Chapter 29. The Lead Poisoner
CHAPTER XXIX. THE LEAD POISONERIt was a gruesome recital and I was glad to leave the baths finally with Kennedy. Josephson was quite evidently relieved at the attitude Craig had taken toward the coroner's conclusion that Minturn had been shocked to death. As far as I could see, however, it added to rather than cleared up the mystery. Craig went directly uptown to his laboratory, in contrast with our journey down, in abstracted silence, which was his manner when he was trying to reason out some particularly knotty problem. As Kennedy placed the white crystals which he had scraped off the... Long Stories - Post by : Admin@smtp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2008

The War Terror - Chapter 28. The Family Skeleton The War Terror - Chapter 28. The Family Skeleton

The War Terror - Chapter 28. The Family Skeleton
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE FAMILY SKELETONSurprised though we were at the unmasking of Dr. Coleman, there was nothing to do but to follow the thing out. In such cases we usually ran into the greatest difficulty--organized vice. This was no exception. Even when cases involved only a clever individual or a prominent family, it was the same. I recall, for example, the case of a well-known family in a New York suburb, which was particularly difficult. It began in a rather unusual manner, too. "Mr. Kennedy--I am ruined--ruined." It was early one morning that the telephone rang and I answered it. A... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2251

The War Terror - Chapter 27. The Lie Detector The War Terror - Chapter 27. The Lie Detector

The War Terror - Chapter 27. The Lie Detector
CHAPTER XXVII. THE LIE DETECTORAs the horror of it all dawned on me, I hated Armstrong worse than ever, hated Whitecap, hated the man higher up, whoever he might be, who was enriching himself out of the defective, as well as the weakling, and the vicious--all three typified by Snowbird, Armstrong and Whitecap. Having no other place to go, pending further developments of the publicity we had given the drug war in the Star, Kennedy and I decided on a walk home in the bracing night air. We had scarcely entered the apartment when the hall boy called to us frantically:... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2670

The War Terror - Chapter 26. The Binet Test The War Terror - Chapter 26. The Binet Test

The War Terror - Chapter 26. The Binet Test
CHAPTER XXVI. THE BINET TESTWe rode downtown again and again sauntered in, this time with the theater crowd. Our first visit had been so quiet and unostentatious that the second attracted no attention or comment from the waiters, or anyone else. As we sat down we glanced over, and there in his corner still was Whitecap. Apparently his supply of the dope was inexhaustible, for he was still dispensing it. As we watched the tenderloin habitues come and go, I came soon to recognize the signs by the mere look on the face--the pasty skin, the vacant eye, the nervous quiver... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1486

The War Terror - Chapter 25. The 'Happy Dust' The War Terror - Chapter 25. The "Happy Dust"

The War Terror - Chapter 25. The 'Happy Dust'
CHAPTER XXV. THE "HAPPY DUST"Veda Blair's rescue from the strange use that was made of the venom came at a time when the city was aroused as it never had been before over the nation-wide agitation against drugs. Already, it will be recalled, Kennedy and I had had some recent experience with dope fiends of various kinds, but this case I set down because it drew us more intimately into the crusade. "I've called on you, Professor Kennedy, to see if I can't interest you in the campaign I am planning against drugs." Mrs. Claydon Sutphen, social leader and suffragist, had... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1555

The War Terror - Chapter 24. The Serpent's Tooth The War Terror - Chapter 24. The Serpent's Tooth

The War Terror - Chapter 24. The Serpent's Tooth
CHAPTER XXIV. THE SERPENT'S TOOTHI had scarcely returned to the ward when, suddenly, an unnatural strength seemed to be infused into Veda. She had risen in bed. "It shall not catch me!" she cried in a new paroxysm of nameless terror. "No--no--it is pursuing me. I am never out of its grasp. I have been thought six feet underground--I know it. There it is again--still driving me--still driving me! "Will it never stop? Will no one stop it? Save me! It--is the death thought!" She had risen convulsively and had drawn back in abject, cowering terror. What was it she saw?... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2421

The War Terror - Chapter 21. The Poison Bracelet The War Terror - Chapter 21. The Poison Bracelet

The War Terror - Chapter 21. The Poison Bracelet
CHAPTER XXI. THE POISON BRACELETWe reached the Blake mansion and were promptly admitted. Miss Betty, bearing up bravely under Reginald's reassurances, greeted us before we were fairly inside the door, though she and her brother were not able to conceal the fact that their mother was no better. Miss Sears was out, for an airing, and the new nurse, Miss Rogers, was in charge of the patient. "How do you feel, this morning?" inquired Kennedy as we entered the sun-parlor Mrs. Blake had first received us. A single glance was enough to satisfy me of the seriousness of her condition.... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1386

The War Terror - Chapter 20. The Artificial Kidney The War Terror - Chapter 20. The Artificial Kidney

The War Terror - Chapter 20. The Artificial Kidney
CHAPTER XX. THE ARTIFICIAL KIDNEYIn the laboratory, Kennedy quietly set to work. He began by tearing from the germ letter the piece of gelatine and first examining it with a pocket lens. Then, with a sterile platinum wire, he picked out several minute sections of the black spot on the gelatine and placed them in agar, blood serum, and other media on which they would be likely to grow. "I shall have to wait until to-morrow to examine them properly," he remarked. "There are colonies of something there, all right, but I must have them more fully developed." A hurried telephone... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 2369

The War Terror - Chapter 19. The Germ Letter The War Terror - Chapter 19. The Germ Letter

The War Terror - Chapter 19. The Germ Letter
CHAPTER XIX. THE GERM LETTERLynn Moulton made no fight and Kennedy did not pursue the case, for, with the rescue of Antoinette Moulton, his interest ceased. Blackmail takes various forms, and the Moulton affair was only one phase of it. It was not long before we had to meet a much stranger attempt. "Read the letter, Professor Kennedy. Then I will tell you the sequel." Mrs. Hunter Blake lay back in the cushions of her invalid chair in the sun parlor of the great Blake mansion on Riverside Drive, facing the Hudson with its continuous reel of maritime life framed against... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1959

The War Terror - Chapter 18. The Burglar's Microphone The War Terror - Chapter 18. The Burglar's Microphone

The War Terror - Chapter 18. The Burglar's Microphone
CHAPTER XVIII. THE BURGLAR'S MICROPHONEThat night I was sitting, brooding over the case, while Craig was studying a photograph which he made of the smudge on the glass door down at Schloss'. He paused in his scrutiny of the print to answer the telephone. "Something has happened to Schloss," he exclaimed seizing his hat and coat. "Winters has been watching him. He didn't go to the Recherche. Winters wants me to meet him at a place several blocks below it Come on. He wouldn't say over the wire what it was. Hurry." We met Winters in less than ten minutes at... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 712

The War Terror - Chapter 17. The Paste Replica The War Terror - Chapter 17. The Paste Replica

The War Terror - Chapter 17. The Paste Replica
CHAPTER XVII. THE PASTE REPLICACarefully Craig was going over the office. Outside of the safe, there had apparently been nothing of value. The rest of the office was not even wired, and it seemed to have been Schloss' idea that the few thousands of burglary insurance amply protected him against such loss. As for the safe, its own strength and the careful wiring might well have been considered quite sufficient under any hitherto to-be-foreseen circumstances. A glass door, around the bend of a partition, opened from the hallway into the office and had apparently been designed with the object of making... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1508

The War Terror - Chapter 16. The Dead Line The War Terror - Chapter 16. The Dead Line

The War Terror - Chapter 16. The Dead Line
CHAPTER XVI. THE DEAD LINEMaiden Lane, no less than Wall Street, was deeply interested in the radium case. In fact, it seemed that one case in this section of the city led to another. Naturally, the Star and the other papers made much of the capture of Denison. Still, I was not prepared for the host of Maiden Lane cases that followed. Many of them were essentially trivial. But one proved to be of extreme importance. "Professor Kennedy, I have just heard of your radium case, and I-- I feel that I can--trust you." There was a note of appeal in... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 3056

The War Terror - Chapter 15. The Asphyxiating Safe The War Terror - Chapter 15. The Asphyxiating Safe

The War Terror - Chapter 15. The Asphyxiating Safe
CHAPTER XV. THE ASPHYXIATING SAFEDenison had scarcely gone to arrange for some one to watch the office that night, when Kennedy, having gathered up his radioscope and packed into a parcel a few other things from various cabinets, announced: "Walter, I must see that Miss Wallace, right away. Denison has already given me her address. Call a cab while I finish clearing up here. I don't like the looks of this thing, even if Haughton does neglect it." We found Miss Wallace at a modest boarding-house in an old but still respectable part of the city. She was a very pretty... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1269

The War Terror - Chapter 14. The Spinthariscope The War Terror - Chapter 14. The Spinthariscope

The War Terror - Chapter 14. The Spinthariscope
CHAPTER XIV. THE SPINTHARISCOPEWe followed her upstairs and into Haughton's room he was lying in bed, propped up by pillows. Haughton certainly was ill. There was no mistake about that. He was a tall, gaunt man with an air about him that showed that he found illness very irksome. Around his neck was a bandage, and some adhesive tape at the back showed that a plaster of some sort had been placed there. As we entered his eyes traveled restlessly from the face of the girl to our own in an inquiring manner. He stretched out a nervous hand to... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 1431

The War Terror - Chapter 11. The 'Pillar Of Death' The War Terror - Chapter 11. The "Pillar Of Death"

The War Terror - Chapter 11. The 'Pillar Of Death'
CHAPTER XI. THE "PILLAR OF DEATH"I was looking at him fixedly as the diabolical nature of what must have happened sank into my mind. Here was a poison that defied detection. I could see by the look on Craig's face that that problem, alone, was enough to absorb his attention. He seemed fully to realize that we had to deal with a criminal so clever that he might never be brought to justice. An idea flashed over me. "How about the letters?" I suggested. "Good, Walter!" he exclaimed. He untied the package which Mrs. Northrop had given him and glanced quickly... Long Stories - Post by : travisdu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Arthur B. Reeve - Read : 3193