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 XX

IT was with my mind in a condition of unique perplexity that I hurried with Nayland Smith into the cab which waited and dashed off through the streets in which the busy life of London just stirred into being. I suppose I need not say that I could penetrate no farther into this, Fu-Manchu’s latest plot, than the drugging of Norris West with hashish? Of his having been so drugged with Indian hemp — that is, converted temporarily into a maniac — would have been evident to any medical man who had heard his statement and noted the distressing after-effects which conclusively pointed to Indian hemp poisoning. Knowing something of the Chinese doctor’s powers, I could understand that he might have extracted from West the secret of the combination by sheer force of will whilst the American was under the influence of the drug. But I could not understand how FuManchu had gained access to locked chambers on the third story of a building.

“Smith,” I said, “those bird tracks on the

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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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