The Book of All-Power

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THE BOOK OF
ALL-POWER

 

BY

EDGAR WALLACE

 

 

WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED

LONDON AND MELBOURNE


 

Made and Printed in Great Britain by
Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London.

 


POPULAR NOVELS
BY
EDGAR WALLACE
Published by
Ward, Lock & Co., Limited.
In Various Editions
———
SANDERS OF THE RIVER
BONES
BOSAMBO OF THE RIVER
BONES IN LONDON
THE KEEPERS OF THE KING’S PEACE
THE COUNCIL OF JUSTICE
THE DUKE IN THE SUBURBS
THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER
DOWN UNDER DONOVAN
PRIVATE SELBY
THE ADMIRABLE CARFEW
THE MAN WHO BOUGHT LONDON
THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA
THE SECRET HOUSE
KATE, PLUS TEN
LIEUTENANT BONES
THE ADVENTURES OF HEINE
JACK O’ JUDGMENT
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY
THE NINE BEARS
THE BOOK OF ALL POWER
MR. JUSTICE MAXELL
THE BOOKS OF BART
THE DARK EYES OF LONDON
CHICK
SANDI, THE KING-MAKER
THE THREE OAK MYSTERY
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE FROG
BLUE HAND
GREY TIMOTHY
A DEBT DISCHARGED
THOSE FOLK OF BULBORO’
THE MAN WHO WAS NOBODY
THE GREEN RUST
THE FOURTH PLAGUE
THE RIVER OF STARS

 

 

To
HARRY HUGHES-ONSLOW

 

 


 

 

THE BOOK OF ALL-POWER

 

 


CONTENTS

  • CHAPTER
  •       I.  Introducing Malcolm Hay
  •      II.  A Gun-man Refuses Work
  •     III.  The Grand Duchess Irene
  •      IV.  The Prince who Planned
  •       V.  The Raid on the Silver Lion
  •      VI.  Prince Serganoff Pays the Price
  •     VII.  Kensky of Kieff
  •    VIII.  The Grand Duke is Affable
  •      IX.  The Hand at the Window
  •       X.  Terror in Making
  •      XI.  The Commissary with the Crooked Nose
  •     XII.  In the Prison of St. Basil
  •    XIII.  Cherry Bim Makes a Statement
  •     XIV.  In the Holy Village
  •      XV.  The Red Bride
  •     XVI.  The Book of All-power
  •    XVII.  On the Road
  •   XVIII.  The Monastery of St. Basil the Leper
  •     XIX.  The End of Boolba
  •          Chapter the Last

THE BOOK OF ALL-POWER

 

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCING MALCOLM HAY

If a man is not eager for adventure at the age of twenty-two, the enticement of romantic possibilities will never come to him.

The chairman of the Ukraine Oil Company looked with a little amusement at the young man who sat on the edge of a chair by the chairman’s desk, and noted how the eye of the youth had kindled at every fresh discouragement which the chairman had put forward. Enthusiasm, reflected the elder man, was one of the qualities which were most desirable in the man who was to accept the position which Malcolm Hay was at that moment considering.

“Russia is a strange country,” said Mr. Tremayne. “It is one of the mystery places of the world. You hear fellows coming back from China who tell you amazing stories of the idiosyncrasies of the Chink. But I can tell you, from my own personal observations, that the Chinaman is an open book in words of one syllable compared with the average Russian peasant. By the way, you speak Russian, I understand?”

Hay nodded.

“Oh, yes, sir,” he said, “I have been talking Russian ever since I was sixteen, and I speak both the dialects.”

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