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By V. S. Naipaul

ISBN-10: 0307776581

ISBN-13: 9780307776587

Within the "brilliant novel" (The manhattan Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the lifetime of one man--an Indian who, uprooted by means of the bloody tides of 3rd global background, has come to dwell in an remoted city on the bend of an excellent river in a newly self sufficient African kingdom. Naipaul provides us the main convincing and aggravating imaginative and prescient but of what occurs in a spot stuck among the dangerously attractive smooth international and its personal tenacious previous and traditions.

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In each case the money was sent to one of those boarding houses or private hotels where there is no porter or hall attendant and where a large number of guests are always coming and going, including a fairly large preponderance of ex-Service men. Nothing would be easier than for any one to walk in, abstract a letter from the rack, either take it away, or else remove the money and replace it with blank paper. ’ ‘I have certain ideas, yes. ’ Sir Joseph looked at him curiously. ‘Good work. ’ Hercule Poirot said: ‘There is no question of failure.

We will take it, then, that you did not poison your wife. But your practice, I imagine, is situated in a country district –’ ‘Yes. Market Loughborough – in Berkshire. ’ He drew his chair a little forward. ‘M. Poirot, you have no idea of what I have gone through. At first I had no inkling of 60 The Labours of Hercules what was going on. I did notice that people seemed less friendly, that there was a tendency to avoid me – but I put it down to – to the fact of my recent bereavement. Then it became more marked.

Lady Hoggin took up the tale. ‘By the first post the following morning. It said that if I wanted to see Shan Tung alive I was to send £200 in one pound notes in an unregistered packet to Captain Curtis, 38 Bloomsbury Road Square. ’ Miss Carnaby began to sniff. ‘So awful,’ she murmured. ’ Lady Hoggin went on: ‘It said that if I sent the money at once, Shan Tung 29 p q would be returned the same evening alive and well, but that if – if afterwards I went to the police, it would be Shan Tung who would suffer for it –’ Miss Carnaby murmured tearfully: ‘Oh dear, I’m so afraid that even now – of course, M.

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