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The Mystery of Cloomber


 
 CHAPTER XII. OF THE THREE FOREIGN MEN UPON
THE COAST 
 
 CHAPTER XIII. IN WHICH I SEE THAT
WHICH HAS BEEN SEEN BY FEW 
 
 CHAPTER XIV. OF THE
VISITOR WHO RAN DOWN THE ROAD IN THE NIGHT-TIME

 
 CHAPTER XV. THE DAY-BOOK OF JOHN BERTHIER
HEATHERSTONE 
 
 CHAPTER XVI. AT THE HOLE OF CREE
CHAPTER I. THE HEGIRA OF THE
WESTS FROM EDINBURGH
I John Fothergill West, student of law in the University of St.
Andrews, have endeavoured in the ensuing pages to lay my
statement before the public in a concise and business-like fashion.
It is not my wish to achieve literary success, nor have I any
desire by the graces of my style, or by the artistic ordering of my
incidents, to throw a deeper shadow over the strange passages of
which I shall have to speak. My highest ambition is that those who
know something of the matter should, after reading my account, be
able to conscientiously indorse it without finding a single
paragraph in which I have either added to or detracted from the
truth.
Should I attain this result, I shall rest amply satisfied with the
outcome of my first, and probably my last, venture in literature.
It was my intention to write out the sequence of events in due
order, depending on trustworthy hearsay when I was describing
that which was beyond my own personal knowledge. I have now,
however, through the kind cooperation of friends, hit upon a plan
which promises to be less onerous to me and more satisfactory to
the reader. This is nothing less than to make use of the various
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