The Ne'er-Do-Well

The Ne'er-Do-Well

by Rex Beach


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"What's wrong, old man? Are you sick?"

Locke shook his head. "I told you fellows I'd been followed this evening. Remember? Well, there's a man downstairs who has given the waiter ten dollars to let him have his coat and apron so he can come in here."

"What for?"

"Who is he?"

The men stared at the speaker with a sudden new interest.

"I'm not sure. I -- think it's part of a plan to rob me." He let his gaze roam from one face to another. "You see -- I just came into a big piece of coin, and I've got it with me. I'm -- I'm alone in New York, understand? They've followed me from St. Louis. Now, I want you boys to help me dodge this --"

Kirk Anthony rose suddenly, moving as lightly upon his feet as a dancer.

"You say he's below?"

"Sit down!" Ringold obeyed. "If he wants to join us, we'll have him come up. We'll give this fellow the third degree and find out who his pals are."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809567133
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877 - 1949) was an American novelist, playwright and Olympic water polo player. His adventure novels, influenced by Jack London, were immensely popular throughout the early 1900s. Beach was lionized as the "Victor Hugo of the North." Critics described them as cut from the "he-man school" of literature: stories of "strong hairy men doing strong hairy deeds."

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