By Bill Grant
The Chronicle of Charles Weatherby is determined within the early Nineteen Eighties and tells the story of Charles, who drifts right into a task within the urban for which he's absolutely unsuited and, failing to learn the politics on the lengthy confirmed Stones & Co., unearths himself peremptorily fired. Unemployed and rusticated, Charles is of the same opinion to visit India on an errand for a pal of his wife's kin. right here his grip on fact slips and he believes that somebody is making an attempt to kill him. finally, he manages to come back to England and is reunited together with his spouse. lifestyles settles down however it isn't lengthy earlier than his outdated service provider is within the information – for all of the flawed purposes. Charles feels that whatever that he has performed in India will be in charge, yet he fails take into consideration the Machiavellian machinations of 1 of his former colleagues. This individual deals him a task yet he finally ends up paying for a book shop, made attainable by way of the deviousness of the person that despatched him to India. along with his occupation resolved, different elements of Charles' lifestyles begin to get to the bottom of themselves and he discovers a few startling information regarding his wife's family members. sarcastically, it's this that has lead, not directly, to his transformation from failed yuppie into contented bookstore owner. it might be great to claim that Charles' enemies are confounded and his acquaintances prosper, yet existence is never as fresh lower as that... The Chronicle of Charles Weatherby is a piece of funny fiction that may attract enthusiasts of Evelyn Waugh, William Trevor and William Boyd, all of whom have encouraged writer invoice.
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That night I rifled the Newport safe of the stomacher, and the next day brought it here. Tonight I take it to the Burlingame house on Fifth Avenue, secure entrance through a basement door, to which, in my capacity of detective, I have obtained the key, and, while the caretakers sleep, Mrs. Burlingame’s diamond stomacher will be placed in the safe on the first floor back. “Tomorrow morning I shall send Mrs. Burlingame this message: ‘Have you looked in your New York safe? [Signed] Raffles Holmes,’” he continued.
Gasped Grouch. “Precisely what I say—or maybe you don’t like to tell me—such things are apt to be on a confidential basis. Anyhow, I’m glad you’re safe, Mr. ” “They will be when you give me back my $30,000,” said Grouch. ” demanded Holmes with well-feigned surprise. “My $30,000,” he repeated, his voice rising to a shout. 63 “My dear Mr. ” demanded Grouch, huskily. “My man? Really, Mr. Grouch, you speak in riddles this evening. ” “Your reformed burglar, who broke open my safe, and—” Grouch went on.
The balance of your ten percent, fee I shall gladly pay on receipt of my missing luggage. ” “There’s $7000 for you, Jenkins,” said Holmes, a week later, handing me his check for that amount. “Easy money that. It only took two weeks to turn the trick, and $14,000 for fourteen days’ work is pretty fair pay. ” said I. ” “It was fourteen thousand counting in your $1000,” said Raffles Holmes. “You see, I’m playing on the square, old man. ” I squeezed his hand affectionately. ” I said, greatly relieved.