|Chapter Title||A BRACE OF DETECTIVES.|
|Newspaper Title||Cairns Post (Qld. : 1884 - 1893)|
|Trove Title||Hand and Ring|
A BEACE OF DETECTIVES.
" Hath tins fellow no feelina; of his business ?"- I
Him.LT. *. No actiou, whether foul or fair.
Ia ever done, lint it leaves somewhere A record."-IiOSOFEixow.
" So there are two of na ! I thought as much when I first set eyes upon your face
This exclamation, ottered in a dry and amusing tone, woke Mr. Byrd fron-, the stupor into which this astonishing discovery had thrown him. Advancing upon the stranger who in size, shape, and colouring was almost the facsmile of the person he had so successfully represented, Mr. Byrd looked nita scrutiniriagl-f over.
The man hore the ordeal mth equanimity, I
he even smiled
" You don't recognize me, I see "
Mr Byrd at once recoiled < "Ah ' " cued he, "You aie that Jick ra- tho box, Biown ' "
"Altai Fi-ink lhekoij, at youl sei v ice " This nime, so unexpected, cillcel up a flush of mingled stupuse aud mdigniliou to Mr Bj i d's cheek
" I thought-'he began
" Don't think," intei rupted the othei, w ho when excited, affected licomsni, ' know " Then, with alf ibihty, proceeded, " You are the sentlem in-" ho p nd th it much de ference to Mr Byrd's air and manner, "who r uns told nii"'lit lend nie a helping hand m this Cleuinicns liff ur I did nt recognise jon before, sir Wouldn't haie stood in jour way if I had Though to be sure, Tdul want to see this nutter thiongh myself, I thought I had the right \nd l'v e clone it, too, is j ou must acknowledge, if yon h ive been present in this ten lble pi ice vcrj long "
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