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Gratis
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Натаван Гусейноваmembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
    "That's what's the matter with me. That's what's the matter with all of us, and the whole show; we know too much. Too much about one another; too much about ourselves. That's why I'm really interested, just now, about one thing that I don't know."
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipantahun lalu
    length they came to a brown brick house with a brass plate, on which was Mr. Gryce's name, and that individual turned and beheld his pursuer with a stare.

    "Could I have a word with you, sir?" asked Horne Fisher, politely. The agent stared still more, but assented civilly, and led the other into an office littered with leaflets and hung all round with highly colored posters which linked the name of Hughes with all the higher interests of humanity.

    "Mr. Horne Fisher, I believe," said Mr. Gryce. "Much honored by the call, of course. Can't pretend to congratulate you on entering the contest, I'm afraid; you won't expect that. Here we've been keeping the old flag flying for freedom and reform, and you come in and break the battle line
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipantahun lalu
    England has had at least three or four such secret statesmen. An aristocratic polity produces every now and then an aristocrat who is also an accident, a man of intellectual independence and insight, a Napoleon born in the purple.
    Вячеслав Турлайmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    and walked past him as if he had indeed been a signpost, and without attempting to inform him of the catastrophe beyond the rocks. It was relatively a small thing, but it was only the first in a string of singular antics on which his new and eccentric friend was leading him.
    Вячеслав Турлайmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    But it was not this discovery that had riveted Fisher's eye, but something even more solid.
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    "Look here, sir. I like you, if you don't mind my saying so. I think you are really on the side of the people and I'm sure you're a brave man. A lot braver than you know, perhaps. We daren't touch what you propose with a barge pole; and so far from wanting you in the old party, we'd rather you ran your own risk by yourself. But because I like you and respect your pluck, I'll do you a good turn before we part. I don't want you to waste time barking up the wrong tree. You talk about how the new squire got the money to buy, and the ruin of the old squire, and all the rest of it. Well, I'll give you a hint about that, a hint about something precious few people know."

    "I am very grateful," said Fisher, gravely. "What is it?"

    "It's in two words," said the other. "The new squire was quite poor when he bought. The old squire was quite rich when he sold."
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    Nobody privileged of late years to meet Sir Henry Harland Fisher would believe that he had ever been called Harry. But, indeed, he had been boyish enough when a boy, and that serenity which shone on him through life,
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    "I'm afraid I don't quite understand the 'of course,'" answered March, laughing.

    "That part of it isn't worth understanding," said Fisher. "But as a matter of fact, old chap, the other part of it was rather odd and interesting. Quite a detective story in its way, as well as the first lesson I had in what modern politics are made of. If you like, I'll tell you all about it." And the following, recast in a less allusive and conversational manner, is the story that he told.
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    The man was apparently fishing; or at least was fixed in a fisherman's attitude with more than a fisherman's immobility.
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    The man walking with the lady was no other than the eminent Prince Borodino, who was at least as famous as a distinguished diplomatist ought to be, in the interests of what is called secret diplomacy.
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    The latter, whose name was Leonard Crane, came straight from a crude and almost cockney office of builders and house agents in the neighboring suburb, sunning itself at the end of a new row of jerry-built houses with plans in very bright colors and notices in very large letters.
    Ирина Осипенкоmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    "It's getting jolly cold," his lordship continued. "My sister hopes we shall have some skating as well as dancing."

    "If the crusaders come in full armor," said the other, "you must be careful not to drown your ancestors."

    "Oh, there's no fear of that," answered Bulmer; "this precious lake of ours is not two feet deep anywhere." And with one of his flourishing gestures he stuck his stick into the water to demonstrate its shallowness. They could see the short end bent in the water, so that he seemed for a moment to lean his large weight on a breaking staff.

    "The worst you can expect is to see an abbot sit down rather suddenly," he added, turning away. "Well, au revoir; I'll let you know about it later."
    Andrius Jonuskamembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
    Doctor Prince nodded, but he continued to look down at the pools of blood and the bar of iron.
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