The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposť of Successful Criminals

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Harry Houdini, 1906 - Criminals - 96 pages
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Page 1 - For now the Devil, that told me I did well, Says that this deed is chronicled in Hell
Page 39 - purse. The pickpocket then carelessly throws his coat over her dress, and by inserting his hand through the outside opening of his own pocket, quietly proceeds to abstract her purse. Pickpockets
Page 89 - You're up to your old tricks again, are you? You just come along with me ; " and he took him back into the shop. The jeweler said there was some mistake, that the gentleman was an American bishop, that he had bought a bracelet, and
Page 88 - jewelers and asked to see some bracelets, mentioning that he •was returning to America and wished to take a present to his . ^ wife. "Nothing very expensive," he said — "I could not afford that — but something about seventy or eighty pounds." Eventually, he agreed to take a bracelet that cost one hundred pounds. He said he would pay for it with a hundred pound note
Page 38 - to rob in a street-car or other vehicle. Sometimes a small and very sharp knife is used to cut the side of the dress or
Page 61 - Did you ever go to a military ball?
Page 32 - Never would I call a boy of mine ' Alias' if I had a hundred to name. Men by that name is allus cuttin' up capers. Here's Alias Thompson, Alias Williams, Alias the Night Hawk — all been took up for
Page 53 - The first swindler asks the farmer to oblige him by taking charge of all the money, including the money with which he is to buy the farm, until he can return and close the bargain. The
Page 54 - of a portion of their gold, by a certain solution, without impairing their appearance. Several times he has induced speculative individuals without conscience, to construct tanks in the basement of their houses and put in from
Page 55 - didn't even offer to touch me." " Strange. How do you account for it?" "Well, sometimes I've thought it was because I sat down on

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