Nobody

Produced by Don Kostuch. (This text was produced from files
obtained from The Internet Archive/American Libraries.)

[Transcriber’s note: The original unedited txt file came from http://www.archive.org/details/nobody00jacogoog]

NOBODY

LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE


“Miss Manwaring! For the Love of Mike–“
Page 326 Nobody.

NOBODY

By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE

AUTHOR OF “The Lone Wolf,”
“The Brass Bowl,”
“Cynthia of the Minute,”
“The Destroying Angel,”
Etc.

With Frontispiece
By W. L. JACOBS

A. L. BURT COMPANY

Publishers
New York
Published by Arrangement. with GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY
Copyright, 1914,
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Copyright, 1915,
By GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

This novel was originally published serially,
under the title of “An Outsider.”

CONTENTS

CHAPTER
IANARCHY
IIBURGLARY
IIIACCESSARY AFTER THE FACT
IVBLACKMAIL
VCONSPIRACY
VIALIAS MANWARING
VIIFRAUD
VIIIA THIEF IN THE NIGHT
IXPICAROON
XLEGERDEMAIN
XITHE THIRD DEGREE
XIIMACHIAVELLIAN
XIIIMARPLOT
XIVMAGIC
XVFALSE WITNESS
XVITHE PLANT
XVIIEXPOSE
XVIIIBREAKING JAIL

NOBODY

CHAPTER I

ANARCHY

“What you gonna have?”

To this inquiry the patron made no response; head bent, nose between the pages of the magazine, she pored sedulously over a legend attached to one of the illustrations.

After a decent pause in waiting the waitress renewed her demand with a sharper accent:

“Say, lis’en; what you want?”

“White satin, veiled with point d’ Angleterre,'” Miss Manvers replied distinctly, if without looking up, aware simply of something imperative in the starched but humid presence at her elbow.

Pardonably startled, the waitress demanded with the rising inflection: “Wha-a-at?

“‘The court train,'” Miss Manvers pursued in abstraction, “‘is lined with lace and dotted with bouquets of orange-blossoms–‘”

She checked herself suddenly, looked up shyly, and essayed a pale, apologetic smile.

“I’m sorry; I didn’t realise–“

But now the waitress had caught a glimpse of the illustration and was bending over the patron’s shoulder for a better look.

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