Endless Night By Agatha Christie

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Unformatted text preview: Heon Books AGATHA CHRISTIE Collected Works AGATHA CHRISTIE Endless Night They Came to Baghdad HERON BOOKS Published ly arrangement with William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. Endless Night Agatha Christie Ltd. 1967 They Came to Baghdad Agatha Christie Ltd. 1951 Illustrations Edito-Service S.A., Geneva, 1978; 1975 Original Illustrations by PIERRE MONNERA T & GILBERT KOULL Printecl in Spain by Grdficas Futura, Sdad. Coop. Ltda. Fuenlabracla, Madrid, Spain Dep6sito legal. 2.589-1985 LS.B.N.: 8459903079 Endless Night TO NORA PRICHARD from whom I first heard the legend of Gipsys Acre Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Sweet Delight, some are born to Endless Night. Auguries Of Innocence CONTENTS BOOK I CHAPTER I 1 CHAPTER II 9 CHAPTER III 14 CHAPTER IV 21 CHAPTER V 28 CHAPTER VI 40 CHAPTER VII 44 CHAPTER VIII 49 BOOK II CHAPTER IX 57 CHAPTER X 66 CHAPTER XI 87 CHAPTER XII 97 CHAPTER XIII 103 CHAPTER XIV 108 CHAPTER XV 121 CHAPTER XVI 135 CHAPTER XVII 146 CHAPTER XVIII 155 CHAPTER XIX CHAPTER XX CHAPTER XXI CHAPTER XXII CHAPTER XXIII CHAPTER XXIV CONTENTS BOOK III 161 166 177 186 194 210 BOOK I CHAFFER I In my end is my beginning..,. Thats a quotation Ive often heard people say. It sounds all rightmbut what does it really mean? Is there ever any particular spot where one can put ones finger and say: "It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident?" Did my story begin, perhaps, when I noticed the Sale Bill hanging on the wall of the George and Dragon, an-nouncing Sale by Auction of that valuable property "The Towers," and giving particulars of the acreage, the miles and furlongs, and the highly idealised portrait of "The Towers" as it might.have been perhaps in its prime, any-thing from eighty to a hundred years ago. I was doing nothing particular, just strolling along the main street of Kingston Bishop, a place of no importance whatever, killing time. I noticed the Sale Bill. Why? Fate up to its dirty work? Or dealing out its golden hand-shake of good fortune? You can look at it either way. Or you could say, perhaps, that it all had its beginnings when I met Santonix, during the talks I had with him; I can close my eyes and see: his flushed cheeks, the over brilliant eyes, and the movement of the strong yet delicate hand that sketched and drew plans and elevations of homes. One house in particular, a beautiful house, a home that would be wonderful to own! My longing for a home, a fine and beautiful home, such a house as I could never hope to have, flowered into life then, 1 ENDLESS NIGHT It was a happy fantasy shared between us, the house that $antonix would build for me--if he lasted long enough .......
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