The Thirty-nine Steps
By John Buchan

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Thomas Arthur Nelson

(Lothian and Border Horse)

My Dear Tommy,

You and I have long cherished an affection for that elemental type of tale which Americans call the ’dime novel’ and which we know as the ’shocker’–the romance where the incidents defy the probabilities, and march just inside the borders of the possible. During an illness last winter I exhausted my store of those aids to cheerfulness, and was driven to write one for myself. This little volume is the result, and I should like to put your name on it in memory of our long friendship, in the days when the wildest fictions are so much less improbable than the facts.



Preface  •  Chapter One - The Man Who Died  •  Chapter Two - The Milkman Sets Out on his Travels  •  Chapter Three - The Adventure of the Literary Innkeeper  •  Chapter Four - The Adventure of the Radical Candidate  •  Chapter Five - The Adventure of the Spectacled Roadman  •  Chapter Six - The Adventure of the Bald Archaeologist  •  Chapter Seven - The Dry-Fly Fisherman  •  Chapter Eight - The Coming of the Black Stone  •  Chapter Nine - The Thirty-Nine Steps  •  Fairly Certain  •  Guessed  •  Chapter Ten - Various Parties Converging on the Sea

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