By Robert Goldsborough
To turn into a part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin needs to turn out his worth
Archie Goodwin involves manhattan urban hoping for a bit pleasure. In his 3rd week operating as an evening watchman, he stops burglars of their tracks—with a couple of scorching lead slugs. pushed aside from his task for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety right into a activity as a detective’s assistant, assisting sincere sleuth Del Bascom remedy situations just like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche artwork Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes housebreaking.
But it’s the abduction of Tommie Williamson, the son of a brand new York resort tycoon, that introduces Goodwin to the guy who will swap his life. Young Tommie has long past lacking, and just one detective is outfitted for the task: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth road. jointly they are going to shape probably the most not likely crime struggling with duos in history—but first Goodwin needs to locate Tommie Williamson, and turn out to Wolfe that he merits a spot by way of his part.
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I delight in crossing Wild’s path,” I promised him. Though Wild and I had met only once, our competition was a vigorous one, and I enjoyed nothing more than tracking down the goods his men stole. I made it my policy, when possible, to avoid impeaching thieves in Wild’s employ, for their master had no similar scruples, and my mercy toward these prigs had earned me some little gratitude. Sir Owen smiled broadly. “I like a man of your spirit,” he said, and then grabbed my hand with a wrenching vigor.
I like a man of your spirit,” he said, and then grabbed my hand with a wrenching vigor. I smiled as I governed my hand’s retreat from Sir Owen’s enthusiastic grip. ” Sir Owen stepped to the side of the path to let a handsome collection of young couples pass us. “I like you, Weaver,” he said. “I have never been a bigot in matters of religion, and now I can see why. What signifies whether or not a man eats pork? ” I sensed that I had been dismissed, so I bowed to Sir Owen and allowed him to walk over to a group of gentlemen of his acquaintance.
For vessels carrying tobacco, the process is known as “socking”; the laborers merely plunge their hands into the bales of tobacco, sock away as much as they can hold and then resell it on their own. True enough it was a kind of sanctioned theft, but years ago tobacco merchants had realized that their porters were helping themselves to the cargo despite any measures meant to prevent them, so they simply cut the wages and looked the other way. Old Balfour, however, had taken the unhappy step of hiring men to inspect the workers and make sure no one socked his goods, but he refused to raise wages proportionately.