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Hagar of the Pawn’Shop

By Hume, Fergus

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Title: Hagar of the Pawn’Shop  
Author: Hume, Fergus
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE COMING OF HAGAR. JACOB DIX was a pawnbroker, but not a Jew, notwithstanding his occupation and the Hebraic sound of his baptismal name. He was so old that no one knew his real age; so grotesque in looks that children jeered at him in the streets; so avaricious that throughout the neighborhood he was called ?Skinflint.? If he possessed any hidden good qualities to counterbalance his known bad ones, no person had ever discovered them, or even had taken the trouble to look for them. Certainly Jacob, surly and uncommunicative, was not an individual inclined to encourage uninvited curiosity. In his pawn?shop he lived like an ogre in a fairy?tale castle, and no one ever came near him save to transact business, to wrangle during the transaction thereof, and to curse him at its conclusion. Thus it may be guessed that Jacob drove hard bargains.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: HAGAR OF THE PAWN?SHOP, 1 -- Fergus Hume, 1 -- Chapter I. THE COMING OF HAGAR, 1 -- Chapter II. THE FIRST CUSTOMER AND THE FLORENTINE DANTE, 13 -- Chapter III. THE SECOND CUSTOMER AND THE AMBER BEADS, 25 -- Chapter IV. THE THIRD CUSTOMER AND THE JADE IDOL, 36 -- Chapter V. THE FOURTH CUSTOMER AND THE CRUCIFIX, 45 -- Chapter VI. THE FIFTH CUSTOMER AND THE COPPER KEY, 54 -- Chapter VII. THE SIXTH CUSTOMER AND THE SILVER TEAPOT, 64 -- Chapter VIII. THE SEVENTH CUSTOMER AND THE MANDARIN, 75 -- Chapter IX. THE EIGHTH CUSTOMER AND THE PAIR OF BOOTS, 85 -- Chapter X. THE NINTH CUSTOMER AND THE CASKET, 96 -- Chapter XI. THE TENTH CUSTOMER AND THE PERSIAN RING, 106 -- Chapter XII. THE PASSING OF HAGAR, 115

 

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