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The Green Archer - Edgar Wallace

"Do you know Abel Bellamy-a Chicago man... millionaire?"

 

"Abe? Yeah... Is he dead?" asked Spike hopefully. "That fellow's only a good story when he is beyond the operation of the law of libel."

LoL. Apparently Wallace was the first reporter to be fired from the Mail because his sloppy reporting attracted a number of libel suits.  The Green Archer was written 16 years after his dismissal.