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A Modern Wizard by Rodrigues Ottolengui

A MODERN WIZARD

BY

RODRIGUES OTTOLENGUI AUTHOR OF "AN ARTIST IN CRIME," "A CONFLICT OF EVIDENCE," ETC.

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK LONDON 27 WEST TWENTY-THIRD STREET 24 BEDFORD STREET, STRAND The Knickerbocker Press 1894

COPYRIGHT, 1894 BY G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

Electrotyped, Printed and Bound by The Knickerbocker Press, New York G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

TO

HON. GEORGE P. ANDREWS

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

WHO IS RECOGNIZED, NOT ONLY AS AN EMINENT JURIST BUT AS A TYPE OF HUMAN JUSTICE AND LEGAL INTEGRITY

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

CONTENTS.

BOOK FIRST.

CHAPTER PAGE I.--LAWYER AND CLIENT 1 II.--JACK BARNES INVESTIGATES 17 III.--A WIZARD'S TRICK 32 IV.--DR. MEDJORA SURRENDERS 53 V.--FOR THE PROSECUTION 70 VI.--DAMAGING TESTIMONY 84 VII.--THE PROSECUTION RESTS 101 VIII.--FOR THE DEFENCE 120 IX.--THE DEFENCE CLOSES 137 X.--MR. BLISS MAKES HIS SPEECH 149 XI.--TERMINATION OF THE GREAT CASE 165

BOOK SECOND.

I.--ONE NIGHT 183 II.--A FRIEND IN NEED 205 III.--SELLING A NEW ENGLAND FARM 225 IV.--AN OMINOUS WELCOME 239 V.--A FACE FROM THE PAST 257 VI.--AGNES DUDLEY 272 VII.--A WIZARD'S TEACHING 288 VIII.--THE FAITHFUL DOG 311 IX.--A WIZARD'S KNOWLEDGE 330 X.--THE BETROTHAL 347 XI.--THE GENESIS OF LOVE 362 XII.--THE MARQUIS OF LOSSY 375 XIII.--THE DISCOVERY 392 XIV.--SANATOXINE 407

A MODERN WIZARD.

BOOK FIRST.

CHAPTER I.

LAWYER AND CLIENT.

Early one morning, in the spring of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, two young lawyers were seated in their private office. The firm name, painted in gilt letters upon the glass of the door, was DUDLEY & BLISS. Mortimer Dudley was the senior member, though not over thirty years old. Robert Bliss was two years younger.


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