The Crook in Crimson

Edgar Wallace

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IN the dusk of the evening the waterman brought his skiff under the overhanging hull of the Baltic steamer and rested on his oars, the little boat rising and falling gently in the swell of the river. A grimy, unshaven, second officer looked down from the open porthole and spat thoughtfully into the water. Apparently he did not see the swarthy-faced waterman with the tuft of grey beard, and as apparently the waterman was oblivious of his appearance. Presently the unshaven man with the faded gold band on the wrist of his shabby jacket drew in his head and shoulders and disappeared.

A few seconds later a square wooden case was heaved through the porthole and fell with a splash in the water. For a moment one sharp corner was in sight, then it sank slowly beneath the yellow flood. A small black buoy bobbed up, and the waterman watched it with interest. To the buoy was attached a stout cord, and the cord was fastened to the case. He waited, moving his oars slowly, until the buoy was on the point of being sucked out of sight; then, with a turn of his wrist, he hooked an oar under the cord—literally hooked, for at the end of the short blade was a little steel crook.

  • Formato Ebook

    EPUB

  • Dispositivi supportati

    Kobo, Androids, iPhone/iPad, E-Readers, Computer (Mac/PC)

  • Editore

    Edgar Wallace

  • Categoria

    Gialli e thriller

  • Dimensione del file

    2 MB

  • Protezione

    Social DRM (watermark)

  • Anno di pubblicazione

    2016

  • Lingua

    Inglese

  • ISBN

    9788822822246