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OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY 

by Emile Gaboriau 

PART I 

There is not, perhaps, in all Paris, a quieter street than the Rue
St.  Gilles in the Marais, within a step of the Place Royale.  No
carriages there; never a crowd.  Hardly is the silence broken by
the regulation drums of the Minims Barracks near by, by the chimes
of the Church of St.  Louis, or by the joyous clamors of the pupils
of the Massin School during the hours of recreation. 

At night, long before ten o'clock, and when the Boulevard
Beaumarchais is still full of life, activity, and noise, every thing
begins to close.  One by one the lights go out, and the great windows
with diminutive panes become dark.  And if, after midnight, some

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