The Chief Legatee

Anna Katharine Green (1864 - 1935)

"I was married to-day in Grace Church. At the altar my bride--you probably know her name, Miss Georgian Hazen--wore a natural look, and was in all respects, so far as any one could see, a happy woman, satisfied with her choice and pleased with the ├ęclat and elegancies of the occasion. Half-way down the aisle this all changed. I remember the instant perfectly. Her hand was on my arm and I felt it suddenly stiffen. I was not alarmed, but I gave her a quick look and saw that something had happened....
...I should have passed the matter over as a mere attack of nerves, if I had not afterwards detected in her face, through all the hurry and excitement of the ensuing reception, a strained expression not at all natural to her. This was still more evident after the congratulations of a certain guest, who, I am sure, whispered to her before he passed on...
...She entered the office with me and was standing close at my side all the time I was writing our names in the register; but later, when I turned to ask her to enter the elevator with me, she was gone..." (Excerpts from Chapter 1)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Bride of Five Hours Tony Oliva
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Play 02 The Lady in Number Three Tony Oliva
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Play 03 He Knows the Word Tony Oliva
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Play 04 Mr. Ransom Waits Tony Oliva
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Play 05 In Corridor and in Room Tony Oliva
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Play 06 The Lawyer Tony Oliva
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Play 07 Rain Tony Oliva
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Play 08 Elimination Tony Oliva
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Play 09 Hunter's Inn Tony Oliva
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Play 10 Two Doors Tony Oliva
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Play 11 Half-past One in the Morning Tony Oliva
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Play 12 Georgian! Tony Oliva
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Play 13 Where the Mill Stream Runs Fiercest Tony Oliva
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Play 14 A Detective's Work Tony Oliva
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Play 15 Anitra Tony Oliva
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Play 16 Love! Tony Oliva
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Play 17 I Don't Hear Tony Oliva
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Play 18 God's Forest, Then Man's Tony Oliva
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Play 19 In Mrs. Deo's Room Tony Oliva
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Play 20 Between the Elderberry Bushes Tony Oliva
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Play 21 On the Cars Tony Oliva
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Play 22 A Suspicious Test Tony Oliva
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Play 23 A Startling Decision Tony Oliva
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Play 24 The Devil's Cauldron Tony Oliva
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Play 25 Death Eddy Tony Oliva
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Play 26 Hazen Tony Oliva
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Play 27 She Speaks Tony Oliva
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Play 28 Fifteen Minutes Tony Oliva
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Play 29 There Is One Way Tony Oliva
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Play 30 Not Yet Tony Oliva
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