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ISBN: 1588279596
Author: Frank L. Packard
Language: English
Publisher: IndyPublish (October 6, 2001)
Pages: 410
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 162
Size Fb2: 1907 kb
Size ePub: 1396 kb
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Home Frank L. Packard The Adventures of Jimmie Dale. Jimmie Dale looked up at the lighted windows of the S. ames Club as they went by, smiled whimsically, and shifted in his seat,seeking a more comfortable position.

Home Frank L. The Adventures of Jimmie Dale, . She had caught him-how he did not know-he had never seen her-did notknow who she was, though time and again he had devoted all his energiesfor months at a stretch to a solution of the mystery. Jimmie Dale became absorbed in an inspection of his hands with long, slim, tapering fingers, whose clean, pinkflesh masked a strength and power that was like to a steel vise. Jimmie Dale looked up. "Going to print a nice little story for him aboutthe 'costliest and most beautiful necklace in America'?" he inquiredinnocently. No," he said bluntly. Jimmie Dale read them, his lips growing graduallytighter, a smouldering light creeping into his dark eyes, and once heemitted a short, low whistle of consternation-that was at the end, ashe read the post-script that was heavily underscored: "Work quickly. They will raid to-night. Look out for Kline, he is thesharpest man in the United States secret service.

Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 – February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist born in Montreal . He later wrote a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale.

Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 – February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist born in Montreal, Quebec. He worked as a civil engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Jimmie Dale is a wealthy playboy by day, with a Harvard education and membership to New York City’s ultra-exclusive private club St. James

Jimmie Dale is a wealthy playboy by day, with a Harvard education and membership to New York City’s ultra-exclusive private club St. James.

Download M4B Part 1 (171MB). Download M4B Part 2 (176MB). But at night he puts on a costume and becomes The Grey Seal, who enters businesses or homes and cracks safes, always leaving a diamond shaped, grey paper "seal" behind to mark his conquest, but never taking anything. He was just doing it for "the sheer deviltry of it" at first, but when a woman catches him, she blackmails him to war on certain crime organizations.

Jimmie Dale was a Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 - February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and as a young man went to work as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway

Jimmie Dale was a Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 - February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and as a young man went to work as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale

LibriVox recording of The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard. Read in English by Anna Simon

LibriVox recording of The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Read in English by Anna Simon. In the previous book of adventures, we met Jimmie Dale, a wealthy playboy by day, who at night put on a disguise and became The Gray Seal, a daredevil entering businesses or homes and cracking safes, always leaving a diamond shaped, gray paper "seal" behind to mark his conquest.

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Frank L. Packard was born in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University . Return of the Grey Seal (2007) – (e-book compilation of first two books). Packard was born in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University and the University of Liege. As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing many railroad stories, then to a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale. Several of his novels were made into films. Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue (1922).

The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale. The Miracle Man. By Frank L. (Frank Lucius) Packard. From Now On.

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Comments:

Visonima
Keep in mind the time period in which this was written - the writing style is quite different from current adventure novels.
Hellmaster
Rather predictable with multiple episodes of the same thing with pretty much just a change of cast. One miraculous escape aand not credible escape after another. Sheer adventure with no pretensions of great depth.
Ttyr
The Adventures of Jimmy Dale by Frank L. Packard (468 Pages), in two Parts: Part One – The Man In The Case (eleven novelettes); Part Two – The Woman In The Case (sixteen short stories).
Part One: #1) The Gray Seal, in which we learn all about Jimmie Dale and The Gray Seal, plus, it appears that a young man has stolen money from his boss that should have been put in the safe. It’s up to Jimmie to make the theft look like the work of The Gray Seal, for the boy’s wife lies ill, in need of medications. 2) The Proxy, in which a police official claims to have found a murder victim of The Gray Seal, and will turn over the murderer shortly for the huge reward the newspapers have offered. #3) The Mother Lode, an old miner down on his luck, a crooked financier, and a diamond necklace worth a quarter million dollars, if real. It’s up to the Gray Seal to put things right. 4) The Counterfeit Five, has Secret Service Kline after the gang of counterfeiters. They’ve stolen a cracked printing plate from the government, which was supposed to be destroyed, and blaming a young man from the Mint, the gang started printing out counterfeit fives. The Gray Seal had to catch the real culprit with the goods in order to clear the young man, and escape the clutches of the greatest secret service agent in the government. 5) The Affair of The Pushcart Man is an odd affair. Jimmie is still hiding in his sanctum, with Secret Service agents watching the area. They think The Gray Seal may still be in the house, for that’s where he disappeared in the last story. Unable to go home as Jimmy Dale, he goes as Larry the Bat to burgle his Riverside mansion and obtain money to live off of while disguised as the Bat. Plus, there is another letter from the mysterious woman, ordering him on another job. Known as the Pushcart Man, the fellow has a string of diamonds worth fifteen thousand dollars hidden under his pillow, and the Skeeter gang learned of this and plan to rob and kill the old man. The Gray Seal must steal the diamonds in front of eyewitnesses, to insure the gang believes the diamonds are now gone, and will leave the old man alone. 6) Devil’s Work has The Gray Seal first chasing two pickpockets. His mysterious woman friend has left him another envelope as he’s leaving the theater, but the pickpocket gets the letter and his wallet, and now knows the identity of the Gray Seal. Trailing them to Chinatown, a fight between the two smalltime hoods ends in one’s death, but allows Jimmy to get the envelope and wallet back. Now, he learns what his new assignment is. A bank has been robbed of $100,000.00, and the blame placed on an ex-con. 7) The Thief is a young man who is forced to steal rubies from his employer to give to a jewel fence because he was set up in a frame, thinking he had murdered someone. But The Gray Seal knows everything. In fact, his mysterious contact has given him a name, perhaps by accident, and he calls her Tocsin, French for alarm. Sonnes le Tocsin, sound the alarm! 8) The Man Higher Up is running a criminal organization, but has signed a statement naming all his men and locked it safely in his safe against any attempt to eliminate him. This is what The Gray Seal wants, to send to the DA to prosecute them, but he’s almost caught and killed in a shoot-out, but saved by Tocsin while in a dizzy condition. 9) Two Crooks And A Knave has The Gray Seal intervening in crooks trying to steal the map to a rich mine owned by a deceased man whose wife is destitute. But there is a double-cross going on that almost catches Jimmie unawares. 10) The Alibi is a curious story. Larry the Bat accidently loses his burglary tools, and a crook finds the kit. He tells a detective he knows who The Gray Seal is, and will identify him with the detective’s help. In the meantime, Tocsin has left Jimmie another assignment, and it brings them all together in the end. 11) The Stool Pigeon – an old man is killed for his savings, and one of the Bowery regulars is framed for the murder, but The Gray Seal, as Larry the Bat becomes a Stool Pigeon to help set the record straight.
Part Two: #1 Below The Dead Line is chaos. Someone is following Larry the Bat. He enters Chang Foo’s opium den, then a police raid. Escaping, he finds a bar, only to encounter gunshots and riot, then blackness as lights are extinguished. Suddenly, an envelope is thrusts into his hands and Tocsin’s voice from the darkness. She needs his help. #2) The Call To Arms. Jimmy takes a taxi driven by an agent of Tocsin, but they are intercepted, and a car crashes. 3) The Crime Club. When Jimmie awakes he is in a strange house a prisoner of the Crime Club. 4) The Innocent Bystander: Questioned and threatened with death, Jimmy claims his innocence even with possible death staring him in the face. 5) On Guard: He’s released, but not sure why. 6) The Trap: Discovering his home is being watched he can do nothing at present. 7) The “Hour”: Jimmy works out a plan, hides in the sedan as Benson drives into town. 8) The Tocsin: She is finally identified as dead millionaire, Peter LaSalle’s daughter, Marie La Salle. 9) The Tocsin’s Story: Her father and uncle were murdered, and she was to be next. Jimmy learns of the five years Marie LaSalle has been forced to hide, living in the badlands where she has discovered small crimes she passed on to The Gray Seal. 10) Silver Mag: Marie is known in the badlands as Silver Mag. 11) The Magpie: Slimmy Joe, the Magpie, has a plan to steal half a million from the man who murdered Marie’s father. 12) John Johansson – four-two-eight: Jimmie enters Spider Jack’s, but too late to get the evidence against the Crime Club. 13) The Only Way: Jimmie must enter the mansion and kill the murderer. 14) Out of The Darkness: The safe reveals little, but now he has found the Crime Club. 15) Retribution: The Magpie and Crime Club members shoot it out. 16) “Death To The Gray Seal!”: Magpie alerts the underworld to Larry the Bat’s duel role as the Gray Seal. He and Marie are caught in Larry the Bat’s room with the building set fire, and the cry, “Death to the Gray Seal!”
Thus, supposedly ends the Crime Club and the Gray Seal. But the series would continue in the pulps and four more books.
The Gray Seal was the son of a safe manufacturer, and could open any safe. Wearing a black domino mask and black slouch hat, he would leave a gray seal at all the scenes of his crimes to mock the police. He always returned the loot. It was just excitement and adventure he was after. He had a secret Sanctuary in the badlands, where he stayed at times as Larry the Bat. Until a mysterious woman discovers his identity and uses the information to force him to stop crimes by others. That woman would eventually be identified as Marie LaSalle, but he only knew her as Tocsin for most of the early stories. She also lived in the badlands, as Silver Mag. They are in love. Jimmy Dale, the Gray Seal, was one of the earliest masked crime fighters. Even Johnston McCulley would draw a lot from the Gray Seal for many of his masked heroes and gentleman crooks. The stories are dated, but a lot of fun, and you can see the influence in The Shadow’s Sanctum, and Doc Savage’s Fortress of Solitude. I will read the other four novels this year.
Cells
A giant literary work. Superior to Shakespeare. A truely timeless work of literature. You can read it over & over. It never fails to thrill.
Fenrikree
Maybe you don't know it but you've been reading about and watching Gray Seal type heroes your entire life. Frank Packard's Gray Seal character first appeared in print in 1914. In some ways he was inspired by earlier Edwardian adventurers like A.J Raffles, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and Arsene Lupin, but Packard blended those borrowed elements into an entirely new concept: a man with a secret identity who fights crime in an American big city. Decades before Batman appeared on the scene bored society millionaire Jimmie Dale donned mask and slouch hat to become the Gray Seal. With an equipment belt around his waist holding crime-fighting gadgets - many of which he created himself - Dale combats a series of bloody-handed criminals that the police can't or won't stop. And years before the Saint's exploits began, the Gray Seal was leaving little gray paper calling cards behind him to antagonize cops and crooks alike.

Not only did Frank Packard create a heroic archetype that dozens of writers - knowingly or otherwise - have employed in their own work over the last century, he also had the courage and the added originality to make the Gray Seal's unseen leader be a practically infallible woman! For a good part of this first novel he is in effect her agent, a Harry Vincent to her Shadow.

But over the course of this novel the veil separating Jimmie from that mysterious female is slowly drawn away until by book's end he and his old way of life are changed forever. This story will have you frantically turning the pages until the last secret - and the last deadly threat - have been met.

So don't read this book just because of the huge importance it had on Twentieth-century adventure fiction, read it because it happens to be an excellent novel in its own right.

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