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Isham, Frederic Stewart: Half A Chance. V1. 26 Oct 2011

Frederic Stewart Isham (1866–1922). American author and playwright. Born: March 29, 1865 in Detroit, Michigan, USA . Died: September 6, 1922 (age 57) in New York City, New York, USA,

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"That depends, m'lady,"—and the speaker, a man with official manners and ferret-like eyes, shifted from one foot to another,—"on what degree, or particular class of criminal your ladyship would be interested in," he added. "If in the ordinary category of skittle sharper or thimblerigger," with a suspicion of mild scorn, "then I do not imagine your ladyship would find much attraction in the present cargo. But, on the other hand," in a livelier tone, "if your ladyship has any curiosity, or shall we say, a psychological bent, regarding the real out-and-outer, the excursion should be to your liking. For," rubbing his hands, "a properer lot of cutthroats and bad magsmen, it has never been my privilege to escort across the equator; and this is my sixth trip to Australia!"
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