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A curious early example of the crime novel (from 1888), a thriller rather than a whodunnit mystery, which follows suburban Scotland Yard detective Byde in a diamond robbery case. Not always coherent ... Read full review
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Page 74 - LET it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.
Page 74 - To draw a straight line through a given point parallel to a given straight line. Let A be the given point, and BC the given straight line. It is required to draw, through the point A, a straight line parallel to the straight line BC. In the line BC take any point D, and...
Page 397 - ... shall be equal to three given straight lines, but any two whatever of these must be greater than the third.
Page 230 - Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt; get you down thither, and buy for us from thence ; that we may live, and not die. And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren : for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
Page 75 - BG; and things that are equal to the same are equal to one another; therefore the straight line AL is equal to BC. Wherefore from the given point A a straight line AL has been drawn equal to the given straight line BC.
Page 396 - If one side of a triangle be produced, the exterior angle shall be greater than either of the interior opposite angles.
Page 396 - Any two angles of a triangle are together less than two right angles.
Page 230 - And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.