The Crystal Stopper: An Arsene Lupin Novel

The Crystal Stopper: An Arsene Lupin Novel

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The Crystal Stopper: An Arsene Lupin Novel

The Crystal Stopper: An Arsene Lupin Novel

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Notwithstanding my friendly relations with Lupin and the many flattering proofs of his confidence which he has given me, there is one thing which I have never been quite able to fathom and that is the organization of his gang.

The existence of the gang is an undoubted fact. Certain adventures can be explained only by countless instances of devotion, invincible efforts of energy and powerful acts of complicity, representing so many forces which all obey one mighty will. But how is this will exerted? Through what intermediaries, through what subordinates? That is what I do not know. Lupin keeps his secret; and the secrets which Lupin chooses to keep are, so to speak, impenetrable.

The only supposition which I can allow myself to make is that this gang, which, in my opinion, is very limited in numbers and therefore all the more formidable, is completed and indefinitely extended by the addition of independent units, provisional associates, picked up in every class of society and . . .

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