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BOMBAY - four hundred 023. published through Prabhai Fiimwi. 17 A Z commercial property. Lowrr Patcl, Bombay four hundred 013. CONTENTS booklet ONE The Inoffensive Captain E. C. 1 Bentky The Scapegoat Christianna 19 model The secret of the kid's Toy forty five Leslie Charteris The Rubber Trumpet Roy sixty one Vickers The Moabite Cipher R. Austin seventy nine Freeman The Little outdated guy of Batignolles 103 Entile Gaboriau The Scarlet Butterfly 161 DuUie grey Out of Paradise E. W. 171 Homung The Cave of Ali Baba Dorothy 187 Sayers BOOKTWO Superintendent Wilson's vacation Margaret Cole eleven The Treasure Hunt forty five Edgar Wallace Sing a music of Sixpence Agatha sixty five Christie Inspector Ghote and the Miracle child eighty five H. R. F. Keating ' The Biter Bit ninety five William Wilkie Collins we all know you are Busy Writing ... Edmund homicide! , Arnold a hundred forty five Bennett the attention of Apollo G. ok. 127 Crispin a hundred sixty five Chesterton a question of Goblins 185 Michael Innes the girl within the gigantic Hat Baroness 233 Orczy booklet 3 Goldfish nine Raymond Chandler the lady with the Red-Gold Hair June fifty one Thomson Mr Bovey's unforeseen Will sixty three L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace The secret of the Sleeping-Car show Freeman Wills Crofts seventy nine The Alibi J. C. Squire 103 The facts o f the Altar-Boy Georges Simenon The pass judgement on Corroborates J. S. Fletcher one hundred fifty five ACKNOWLEDGMENTS T h e editor is thankful to the subsequent for permission to reprint the fabric during this quantity: A. P. Watt & Son for The Inoffensive Captain by means of E. C . Bentley A. M. Heath & C o . Ltd f o r The Scapegoat via Christiantia model H o d d e r and Stoughton Ltd for The secret of the kid's Toy by means of Leslie Charteris Curtis Brown Ltd for The Rubber Trumpet via Roy Vickers A. P. Watt and Son for The Moabite Cipher via R. Austin Freeman London administration Ltd for The Scarlet Butterfly by means of Dulcie grey David H i g h a m affiliates Ltd. for The Cave of Ali Baba through D. L. Sayers David Higham affiliates Ltd for Superintendent Wilson's vacation by way of Margaret Cole Hughes Massic Ltd for Sing a tune of Sixpence through Agatha Christie A. P. Watt & Son for we all know you are Busy Writing via E d m u n d Crispin © E d m u n d Crispin 1969 Michael Innes and Victor Gollancz Ltd for an issue of Goblins through Michael Innes © J . I. M. Stewart 1954 Mrs Joan O r c z y - B a r s t o w for the lady within the tremendous Hat by means of Baroness Orczy T h e property of the overdue R a y m o n d Chandler and Hamish H a m i l ton Ltd for Goldfish June T h o m s o n and London M a n a g e m e n t for the lady with the Red-Gold Hair T h e Society of Authors and A. P. Watt and Son for The secret of the Sleeping-Car convey Hamish Hamilton Ltd for the Secretariat of Georges Simenon for The proof of the Altar-Boy. Translation © J e a n Stewart 1977 Mrs R. G. Flctchcr for The pass judgement on Corroborates BOOK ONE E. C. Bentley THE INOFFENSIVE CAPTAIN Introduced through leader Inspector W. Murch. ' Trent was once examining from a card delivered to him as he sat at breakfast. 'I had no idea,' he remarked to his servant, 'that Mr Murch used to be introducing a brand new type of policeman. What does he appear like, Dennis ?