The Passenger from Scotland Yard

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B. Tauchnitz, 1888 - 398 pages
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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 72 - 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...
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