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By Mike Resnick

The 3rd Lucifer Jones ebook, this one unearths everyone' favourite con guy in Europe, the place he encounters a home-made guy, a werewolf, the Clubfoot of Notre Dame, the world's maximum consulting dectective, the Loch Ness monster, the misplaced continent of Atlantis, faces loss of life within the bull ring, and learns tabernacle isn't a house.

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The Loch Ness Monster I hopped a northbound teach out of London, acquired all for a pleasant little video game of likelihood with 3 of the conductors, and whilst I seemed up we weren't simply out of britain yet had left Glasgow a long way in the back of us. I figured the subsequent cease was once most likely the North Pole, yet one of many conductors guaranteed me that the educate did not cross no farther than Inverness, which was once lots a ways adequate so far as i used to be involved, in view that I hadn't by no means heard of it. good, permit me let you know, Inverness ain't one of many glittering capitals of Europe—or even of Scotland, if push involves shove. one of many locals urged I remain at Culloden residence, which he informed me was once correct the place Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated, so I moseyed over and rented a room, yet i could not locate cover nor hair of no prince, so I reckoned he'd given up no matter what struggle he'd been in and long past on domestic to lick his wounds. The chambermaid was once a lady named Anna, whose father labored because the gameskeeper for neighborhood laird who owned many of the within sight estate, and get on well correct fast for 2 those that did not have a lot in common—I loved ladies and he or she hankered after males. It used to be after our idyllic little tryst that I requested her what the locals did to amuse themselves, which gave the impression of a superbly blameless and innocuous factor to invite, yet her in basic terms reaction used to be to climb out of the mattress and threw a lamp at me. I took this as a gradual reproof to the best way I had worded my query, yet after she threw a chair and either my sneakers at me i'll see that she was once mildly displeased, so I easily thanked her for displaying a stranger many of the brighter glories of Scotland and allowed that i might mosey on all the way down to the neighborhood tavern and notice if a person there has been extra of a brain to direct me to such motion as can be happening in Inverness of a Tuesday night. because of my little interlude with Anna, it was once getting on towards dead night while I reached the tavern, and there were not greater than part a dozen outdated males sitting round, all observing this nice substantial clock over the bar. there have been a number of nasty-looking fish fixed at the partitions, with little steel plaques announcing who stuck them and whilst, and the following and there have been images of a few Brit donning a crown, which i assumed was once most likely King Edward yet i did not are looking to ask, simply in case it grew to become out to be this Prince Charlie and he nonetheless had neighbors within the region. “Good night, stranger,” acknowledged the bartender. “I have not noticeable you right here earlier than. ” “I simply obtained into city today,” I stated, and because everybody used to be taking a look at me, I became to stand ’em. “The correct Reverend Honorable medical professional Lucifer Jones at your provider, weddings and baptisms performed reasonable, with a gaggle expense for funerals. ” “Pleased to satisfy you, Reverend Jones,” stated the bartender. “And in view that you are a guy of the material, the 1st one could be at the residence. ” “Well, that is correct beneficiant of you, brother,” I stated. “All them thousands of people that swear the Scots are an average, stingy, miserly race of tightwads evidently ain't been to Inverness in recent years.

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