Whilst winding up his late father's affairs for his invalid mother Paul Standing comes across an invoice from a London book-shop and goes to meet the owners, the Carey brothers, who claim that Paul's father owes them money for pornographic books they sent him. In fact the brothers are crooks who scour the obituary columns for the names of deceased worthies and then hit their relatives with the lie that the dead man owed them for erotic reading material, knowing that the ignorant next of kin will pay up to avoid a scandal. However Paul and his mother invite the Careys to their house and greet them with a shot-gun and some very incontrovertible news that certainly scuppers the proposed scam.
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Did You Know?
"Intrigues and Confessions of a Ballet Girl...." was an actual 1870 publication, but it was a 23 page pamphlet rather than a lengthy book and far less sexually explicit than the full title implied. See more
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