The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu: Being a Somewhat Detailed Account of the Amazing Adventures of Nayland Smith in His Trailing of the Sinister Chinaman

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CHAPTER XIX

I HAVE never seen a man quite so surprised as Inspector Weymouth.

“ This is absolutely incredible ! ” he said. “ There’s only one door to your chambers. We found it bolted from the inside.”

“ Yes,” groaned West, pressing his hand to his forehead. “ I bolted it myself at eleven o’clock, when I came in.”

“ No human being could climb up or down to your windows. The plans of the aero-torpedo were inside a safe.”

“ I put them there myself,” said West, “ on returning from the War Office, and I had occasion to consult then after I had come in and bolted the door. I returned them to the safe and locked it. That it was still locked you saw for yourselves, and no one else in the world knows the combination.”

“ But the plans have gone,” said Weymouth. “ It’s magic ! How was it done? What happened last night, sir? What did you mean when you rang us up? ”

Smith during this colloquy was pacing rapidly

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  • Title Page iii
  • The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu 1
  • Chapter II 13
  • Chapter III 27
  • Chapter IV 37
  • Chapter V 53
  • Chapter VI 63
  • Chapter VII 80
  • Chapter VIII 94
  • Chapter IX 106
  • Chapter X 120
  • Chapter XI 130
  • Chapter XII 147
  • Chapter XIII 160
  • Chapter XIV 174
  • Chapter XV 187
  • Chapter XVI 201
  • Chapter XVII 216
  • Chapter XVIII 235
  • Chapter XIX 253
  • Chapter XX 264
  • Chapter XXI 272
  • Chapter XXII 289
  • Chapter XXIII 295
  • Chapter XXIV 307
  • Chapter XXV 323
  • Chapter XXVI 332
  • Chapter XXVII 340
  • Chapter XXVIII 350
  • Chapter XXIX 362
  • Chapter XXX 373
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