The Cruise of the Jasper B. - Don Marquis - Страница 1 из 225


THE CRUISE OF THE JASPER B.
BY
DON MARQUIS
TO ALL THE COPYREADERS ON ALL THE NEWSPAPERS OF AMERICA
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I A BRIGHT BLADE LEAPS FROM A RUSTY SCABBARD
II THE ROOM OF ILLUSION
III A SCHOONER, A SKIPPER, AND A SKULL
IV A BAD MAN TO CROSS
V BEAUTY IN DISTRESS
VI LADY AGATHA'S STORY
VII FIRST BLOOD FOR CLEGGETT
VIII A FLAME LEAPS OUT OF THE DARK
IX MYSTERIES MULTIPLY
X IN THE ENEMY'S CAMP
XI REPARTEE AND PISTOLS
XII THE SECOND OBLONG BOX
XIII THE SOUL OF LOGAN BLACK
XIV CLEGGETT STANDS BY HIS SHIP
XV NIGHT, TEMPEST, LOVE AND BATTLE
XVI ROMANCE REGNANT
XVII MISS PRINGLE CALLS ON MR. CLEGGETT
XVIII THE MAN IN THE BLUE PAJAMAS
XIX TWO GREAT MEN MEET
XX THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DETECTIVE
XXI THE THIRD OBLONG BOX ARRIVES
XXII DANCING ON THE DECK
XXIII CUTLASSES
XXIV THE DUEL
XXV THE SECRET OF THE VESSEL'S HOLD
XXVI A DOG DIES GAME
XXVII CLEGGETT ACCOMMODATES THE KING
CHAPTER I
A BRIGHT BLADE LEAPS FROM A RUSTY SCABBARD
On an evening in April, 191-, Clement J. Cleggett walked sedately into
the news room of the New York Enterprise with a drab-colored
walking-stick in his hand. He stood the cane in a corner, changed his
sober street coat for a more sober office jacket, adjusted a green
eyeshade below his primly brushed grayish hair, unostentatiously sat
down at the copy desk, and unobtrusively opened a drawer.
From the drawer he took a can of tobacco, a pipe, a pair of scissors, a


-10     пред. Страница 1 из 225 след.     +10