By Anthony Burgess
With A lifeless guy in Deptford, Burgess concluded his literary occupation to overwhelming popularity of his new version of the Elizabethan poet Christopher Marlowe. In lavish, pitch-perfect, and supple, readable prose, Burgess suits his most appropriate Shakespeare novel, not anything just like the sunlight. the full international of Elizabethan England—from the intrigues of the court docket, in the course of the violent streets of London, to the dignity of the theater—comes alive during this joyous get together of the lifetime of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in suspicious conditions in a tavern brawl in Deptford greater than 400 years ago.</Div>
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He tried to hide 'em, but me an' Sam was too quick for him. " "No doubt you deserved it," murmured Mr. Swift. " inquired Andy, as if that was unanswerable. " Mr. Swift demanded quickly. "Me? Oh, well, me an' Sam Snedecker was out takin' a walk. " went on the inventor, keenly. "Of course not," roared the bully, indignantly. " Andy told more along the same line, but his testimony of having seen Tom near the bank, with a bag of odd tools could not be shaken. In fact it was true, as far as it went, but, of course, the tools were only those for the airship; the same ones Mr.
Swift, and small blame to him if there was a note of triumph in his voice. " shouted the constable. " commanded the chief testily. "So he's foiled us, eh? Run away when he knew we were coming? I think that looks like guilt, Mr. " cried the inventor. "Tom would never think of robbing the bank. Besides, he has all the money he wants. The charge is preposterous! " "You shall be," answered Chief Simonson vindictively. "If you will come to the bank you can see the rifled vault, and hear the testimony of a witness who saw your son with burglar tools in his possession last night.
Be careful of the propeller," advised Tom, as his friend went outside. " "Bless my pocket handkerchief, indeed I'll not," came the answer. "But I think I shall wrap up my throat in the scarf I brought along. " Wrapping along, woolen scarf about his neck, the eccentric man ventured out on the open platform. About the middle of it, but sufficiently high to be above a person's head, was the forward propeller, whirring around at swift speed. Tom, with his eye on the various gauges and the compass, was steering the airship.
A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess