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The Gates of Chance by Van Tassel Sutphen
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The Gates of Chance

by Van Tassel Sutphen



Contents

I THE GENTLEMAN'S VISITING-CARD
II THE RED DUCHESS
III HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK
IV THE PRIVATE LETTER-BOX
V THE NlNETY-AND-NINE KlSSES
VI THE QUEEN OF SPADES
VII THE OPAL BUTTON
VIII THE TIP-TOP TIP
IX THE BRASS BAGGAGE-CHECK
X THE UPSET APPLE-CART
XI THE PHILADELPHIA QUIZZING-GLASS
XII THE ADJUSTER OF AVERAGES

The Gentleman's Visiting-Card

The card that had been thrust into my hand had pencilled upon it,
"Call at 4020 Madison Avenue at a quarter before eight this
evening." Below, in copper-plate, was engraved the name, Mr. Esper
Indiman.

It was one of those abnormally springlike days that New York
sometimes experiences at the latter end of March, days when