Questions tagged [the-just-men-of-cordova]

Questions about 'The Just Men of Cordova' (1917), a novel by Edgar Wallace. Use this tag with the [edgar-wallace] tag.

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Does “the new man” have a certain meaning in the world of gangsters and thieves?

In chapter 10 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a thief, Wellie, who returned to stealing after his master, Black, had stopped sending him money, that he ...
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What's meant by “stamp-hunt” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 10 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing an employer, Jakobs, who usually stole unconsidered stamps and such loose coinage as might be found in the ...
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What's meant by “man of some character” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

From the beginning of chapter 10 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace: There was living at Somers Town at that time a little man named Jakobs. He was a man of some character, albeit an ...
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What has the “younger son” to do with “cow-punching on the pampas”? in “The Just Men of Cordova”

From chapter 9 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace: “A gentleman and a policeman?” asked the earl incredulously. Horace nodded. “A new profession for the younger son, eh?” remarked ...
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Was it usual for “Society” to be written with an initial capital?

From chapter 9 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace: The Earl of Verlond was a stickler for punctuality: a grim, bent old man, with a face that, so Society said, told eloquently the ...
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What's meant by “melancholy point work” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 6 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a young boxer constable and his work under his bad superior. Frank Fellowe was agitating a punch-ball in one of the ...
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What is “the Dennington Velasquez” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 2 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a young constable and very rich man in London: “Constable Fellowe, the man of whom I have complained, had the good ...
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What are “rubber notations” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 2 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a business man in London: His was a name to conjure with in certain circles. In others it was never mentioned. The ...