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Thus it came to pass that the two policemen with John Crumb and Ruby came together to Mrs Pipkin’s door.  Ruby was still loud with complaints against the ruffian who had beaten her lover,—­who, perhaps, had killed her loved one.  She threatened the gallows, and handcuffs, and perpetual imprisonment, and an action for damages amidst her lamentations.  But from Mrs Hurtle the policemen did manage to learn something of the truth.  Oh yes;—­the girl lived there and was—­ respectable.  This man whom they had arrested was respectable also, and was the girl’s proper lover.  The other man who had been beaten was undoubtedly the owner of a title; but he was not respectable, and was only the girl’s improper lover.  And John Crumb’s name was given...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Way We Live Now from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.