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Creeping, writhing, insidiously crawling and groping, the long arm reached out in its ghastly errand of death.
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The Long Arm

By Franz Habl

Start Publishing LLC

Copyright © 2015 by Start Publishing LLC

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First Start Publishing eBook edition July 2015

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The Long Arm

By Franz Habl

Creeping, writhing, insidiously crawling and groping, the long arm reached out in its ghastly errand of death.

I had been out of Germany for thirty-five years, drawn hither and thither by various glittering of will-of-the-wisps. When I returned to my native country, I was as poor in pocket as when I left, and much poorer in illusions.

The Berlin insurance company which I had represented with such mediocre success in Switzerland, Austria and Belgium agreed to let me sell for them at home, and by a curious coincidence there was an opening in the quaint old Bavarian city in which I had been born and bred.

I will pass over the strangely mingled feelings with which I rode in a Twentieth Century railroad train past the thousand-year-old walls of one of the most curious ancient cities in Europe, a town moreover whose every winding narrow street and sharp-gabled