I actually opened the box while I was dressing for dinner and saw the document inside.
Now, sir, I must ask you more particularly what this document is, and why its disappearance should have such momentous consequences?
And to whom would this document be sent if it fell into the hands of an enemy?
He then renewed the conversation, and made great pecuniary offers to the carpenter, in case the latter should give information leading to the discovery of the lost document, and the consequent success of the Eastern claim.
Put me in possession of the document essential to establish my rights, and the House of the Seven Gables is your own
But first, sir, if you desire tidings of this lost document, I must crave the favor of a little talk with your fair daughter Alice.
It didn't mean much to the fellow, who doubt-less had but little better idea of the contents of the document I had been sent to fetch to his masters than would the cave man who in all probability had dis-covered it.
I intended demanding her release on the grounds that she was in no way guilty of the theft, and that my failure to recover the document had not lessened the value of the good faith I had had in offering to do so.
The mighty Mahars," he said, "are unable to reconcile your statement that the document is lost with your action in sending it to them by a special messenger.
His forefinger wandered aimlessly down the document
Form your party, Monsieur Guillot, spread your tidings in any way that seems fit to you, only until the hour comes, guard that document as you would your soul.
Monsieur Guillot took the document and buttoned it up in his inside pocket.
Nevertheless, as a personal document, the Everhard Manuscript is of inestimable value.
This, we may say, is the one moot question that this new-found document clears up.
He has kept back a document
signed by the twelve men in America who control the whole of Wall Street, who control practically the money markets of the world.