A Gun for Sale (Penguin Classics) by Graham Greene

By Graham Greene

Raven is an unsightly guy devoted to grotesque deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a ecu Minister of warfare is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not only for Raven himself yet for the kingdom as an entire. the cash he gets in fee for the homicide is made of stolen notes. whilst the 1st of those is traced, Raven is a guy at the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and makes an attempt to elude the police, he turns into either hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a wierd form of social justice.

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He said, "I can't. " "They say I was put there as an informer," the man said quietly. The promptitude of the retort seemed to give him back his self-respect and confidence. He said to the girl slowly, "Of course. You are Mademoiselle Mangeot. It was wrong of me to come here, I know, but any hunted animal mak~ for the earth it knows. You must forgive my want of tact, mademoiselle. " She sat on the bottom step of the stairs with her face covered by her hands. "Yes, you'd better go quickly," Charlot said.

This led to a long stone passage leading halfway round the house: he remembered in winter how the food was never quite hot after its journey from the kitchen and how his father had always planned alterations, but in the end the house had won. Now without thinking he took a step toward the door as though he would find his own way there: then stopped and thought, I must be careful, so careful. He followed silently behind Therese and thought how odd it was to see someone young in that house where he only remembered old, trustworthy, crusty servants.

He had hardly been in the kitchen since he was a child: then he would come in from the garden about eleven and see what he could scrounge. There was an old cook--old again--who loved him and fed him and gave him odd toys to play with--he could remember only a potato forked like a man, a merry-thought dressed carefully up as an old woman in a bonnet, and a mutton bone which he believed then was like an assegai. " It was what he had dreaded, arming himself with suitable false phrases. " She interrupted him: "I didn't mean Michel...

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