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Fire-Tongue

Fire-Tongue

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FIRE-TONGUE


By Sax Rohmer






CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.   A CLIENT FOR PAUL HARLEY

CHAPTER II.   THE SIXTH SENSE

CHAPTER III.   SHADOWS

CHAPTER IV.   INTRODUCING MR. NICOL BRINN

CHAPTER V.   THE GATES OF HELL

CHAPTER VI.   PHIL ABINGDON ARRIVES

CHAPTER VII.   CONFESSIONS

CHAPTER VIII.   A WREATH OF HYACINTHS

CHAPTER IX.   TWO REPORTS

CHAPTER X.   HIS EXCELLENCY ORMUZ KHAN

CHAPTER XI.   THE PURPLE STAIN

CHAPTER XII.   THE VEIL IS RAISED

CHAPTER XIII.   NICOL BRINN HAS A VISITOR

CHAPTER XIV.   WESSEX GETS BUSY

CHAPTER XV.   NAIDA

CHAPTER XVI.   NICOL BRINN GOES OUT

CHAPTER XVII.   WHAT HAPPENED TO HARLEY

CHAPTER XVIII.   WHAT HAPPENED TO HARLEY—CONTINUED

CHAPTER XIX.   WHAT HAPPENED TO HARLEY—CONCLUDED

CHAPTER XX.   CONFLICTING CLUBS

CHAPTER XXI.   THE SEVENTH KAMA

CHAPTER XXII.   FIRE-TONGUE SPEAKS

CHAPTER XXIII.   PHIL ABINGDON'S VISITOR

CHAPTER XXIV.   THE SCREEN OF GOLD

CHAPTER XXV.   AN ENGLISHMAN'S HONOUR

CHAPTER XXVI.   THE ORCHID OF SLEEP

CHAPTER XXVII.   AT HILLSIDE

CHAPTER XXVIII.   THE CHASE

CHAPTER XXIX.   THE CATASTROPHE

CHAPTER XXX.   NICOL BRINN'S STORY OF THE CITY OF FIRE

CHAPTER XXXI.   STORY OF THE CITY OF FIRE (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER XXXII.   STORY OF THE CITY OF FIRE (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER XXXIII.     STORY OF THE CITY OF FIRE (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER XXXIV.   NICOL BRINN'S STORY (CONCLUDED)






CHAPTER I. A CLIENT FOR PAUL HARLEY

Some of Paul Harley's most interesting cases were brought to his notice in an almost accidental way. Although he closed his office in Chancery Lane sharply at the hour of six, the hour of six by no means marked the end of his business day. His work was practically ceaseless. But even in times of leisure, at the club or theatre, fate would sometimes cast in his path the first slender thread which was ultimately to lead him into some unsuspected labyrinth, perhaps in the underworld of London, perhaps in a city of the Far East.

His investigation of the case of the man with the shaven skull afforded an instance of this, and even more notable was his first meeting with Major Jack Ragstaff of the Cavalry Club, a meeting which took place after the office had been closed, but which led to the unmasking of perhaps the most cunning murderer in the annals of crime.

One summer's evening when the little clock upon his table was rapidly

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