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The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in...
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Author: Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith),1874-1936
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Language: English
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The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

$174.94 $4.68

The Wisdom of Father Brown

$174.94 $4.68
Author: Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith),1874-1936
Format: eBook
Language: English

The Wisdom of Father Brown

THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue-green marble. In such a place the sea had something of the monotony of a blue-green dado: for the chambers themselves were ruled throughout by a terrible tidiness not unlike the terrible tidiness of the sea. It must not be supposed that Dr Hoods apartments excluded luxury, or even poetry. These things were there, in their place; but one felt that they were never allowed out of their place. Luxury was there: there stood upon a special table eight or ten boxes of the best cigars; but they were built upon a plan so that the strongest were always nearest the wall and the mildest nearest the window. A tantalus containing three kinds of spirit, all of a liqueur excellence, stood always on this table of luxury; but the fanciful have asserted that the whisky, brandy, and rum seemed always to stand at the same level. Poetry was there: the left-hand corner of the room was lined with as complete a set of English classics as the right hand could show of English and foreign physiologists. But if one took a volume of Chaucer or Shelley from that rank, its absence irritated the mind like a gap in a mans front teeth. One could not say the books were never read; probably they were, but there was a sense of their being chained to their places, like the Bibles in the old churches. Dr Hood treated his private book-shelf as if it were a public library. And if this strict scientific intangibility steeped even the shelves laden with lyrics and ballads and the tables laden with drink and tobacco, it goes without saying that yet more of such heathen holiness protected the other shelves that held the specialists library, and the other tables that sustained the frail and even fairylike instruments of chemistry or mechanics. ......Buy Now (To Read More)

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Ebook Number: 223
Author: Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)
Release Date: Feb 1, 1995
Format: eBook
Language: English

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