The Ashiel mystery

When Sir Arthur Byrne fell ill, after three summers at his post in the little consulate that overlooked the lonely waters of the Black Sea, he applied for sick leave.

Author: Charles Bryce

Publisher: 谷月社

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Category: Fiction

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When Sir Arthur Byrne fell ill, after three summers at his post in the little consulate that overlooked the lonely waters of the Black Sea, he applied for sick leave. Having obtained it, he hurried home to scatter guineas in Harley Street; for he felt all the uneasy doubts as to his future which a strong man who has never in his life known what it is to have a headache is apt to experience at the first symptom that all is not well. Outwardly, he pretended to make light of the matter. "Drains, that's what it is," he would say to some of the passengers to whom he confided the altered state of his health on board the boat which carried him to Constantinople. "As soon as I get back to a civilized sewage system I shall be myself again. These Eastern towns are all right for Orientals; and what is your Muscovite but an Oriental, in all essentials of hygiene? But they play the deuce with a European who has grown up in a country where people still indulge in a sense of smell." And if anyone ventured to sympathize with him, or to express regret at his illness, he would snub him fiercely. But for all that he felt convinced, in his own mind, that he had been attacked by some fatal disease. He became melancholy and depressed; and, if he did not spend his days in drawing up his last will and testament, it was because such a proceeding—in view of the state of his banking account—would have partaken of the nature of a farce. Having a sense of humour, he was little disposed, just then, to any action whose comic side he could not conveniently ignore....

The Ashiel Mystery

On the other hand Lord Ashiel had seemed to think it likely that his death might wear an appearance calculated to mislead . Still Gimblet had a deep - rooted prejudice against holding out hopes he could not see a good chance of ...

Author: Mrs. Charles Bryce

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ISBN: NYPL:33433107874699

Category: Gimblet (Fictitious character)

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The Ashiel Mystery

A Detective Story Mrs. Charles Bryce. THE ASHIEL MYSTERY A DETECTIVE STORY * ** MRS. CHARLES BRYCE * The Ashiel Mystery A Detective Story First published in. 1 Title.

Author: Mrs. Charles Bryce

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776582433

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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What starts as a new beginning for British diplomat Sir Arthur Byrne soon turns into a tragedy with mysterious overtones. In the aftermath of his new wife's fatal illness, Byrne is prepared to accept responsibility for her adopted daughter Juliet. But a little digging into Juliet's background and identity raises more questions than it answers.

The Ashiel Mystery

The Ashiel mystery: A Detective Story By Mrs. Charles Bryce

Author: Charles Bryce

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545405751

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The Ashiel mystery: A Detective Story By Mrs. Charles Bryce

The Ashiel Mystery

Sir Arthur Byrne returns to London from the Black Sea, suffering an illness that has sapped his energy and appetite.

Author: Charles Bryce

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ISBN: 148194973X

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Sir Arthur Byrne returns to London from the Black Sea, suffering an illness that has sapped his energy and appetite. When he meets the widow Meredith, his passions are reignited. Satisfying them means entering a world of disguises, secret passages, and hidden identities.