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1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The jewel

A porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i036 for later draft; mums312-b236-i053, i054 for scraps and fragments.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Mr. Hedley's option

Lawyer John Weston and his schoolteacher girlfriend Mary swiftly solve two murders, unraveling an intrigue surrounding the trade of a real estate option and the wealth a nephew (Frank) stands to gain from the uncle (Hedley) killed not by him himself, but by his car; Frank regains his innocence, but loses all financial prospects, and his fiancé.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The necklace of emeralds

A man tries hard not to fall for a cunning and stunning jewel smuggler over dinner, as two policemen look on, and she explains her smuggling intrigue, her ideas on marriage, and her mysterious and criminal past.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The jewel [fragment]

Fragment of a tale in which a porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i036, i037 for completed drafts; i053 for additional fragment.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1907 July

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The case

A cliff-hanger about a mysterious woman on a train with an unknown intrigue, and attempting to conceal a case whose contents are never revealed, prior to being crushed in a train wreck whose cause remains a mystery. Published in the July 1907 issue of the "Horizon."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The couple in the drawing room

A clever Pullman porter discovers the corpse of a passenger on board and is put immediately under suspicion; travels to New York to engage in some "detective work"; effectively solves the relevant mystery; confronts who he feels to be the primary suspect and confirms his theory; and regains his job, along with the additional task of solving "little pullman mysteries." S... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The couple in the drawing room

A clever Pullman porter discovers the corpse of a passenger on board and is put immediately under suspicion; travels to New York to engage in some "detective work"; effectively solves the relevant mystery; confronts who he feels to be the primary suspect and confirms his theory; and regains his job, along with the additional task of solving "little pullman mysteries." S... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The bank roll

John Hayes, a louse with great aspiration takes off for Paris, recovers a lost and presumably stolen sum from pleasant fellow traveler Jane Ashworth, and together manipulate the course of its destiny and use. See mums312-b236-i015 for later draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The jewel

A porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i037 for earlier draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The bank roll

John Hayes, a louse with great aspiration takes off for Paris, recovers a lost and presumably stolen sum from pleasant fellow traveler Jane Ashworth, and together manipulate the course of its destiny and use. See mums312-b236-i016 for earlier draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers