The Somnambulist and the Detective

The Somnambulist and the Detective

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The mental characteristics of Allan Pinkerton were judgment as to facts, knowledge of men, the ability to concentrate his faculties on one subject, and the persistent power of will. A mysterious problem of crime, against which his life was devoted, presented to his thought, was solved almost in an instant, and seemingly by his intuitions. With half-closed eyes he saw the scene in which the wrong was done, read every movement of the criminals, and reached invariably… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1875

Word count: 58,410 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30636

Copyright: Public Domain


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