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The Division Bell Mystery - Ellen Wilkinson

“Oh, no! No one knows much about Oissel. He’s not one of those well-advertised mystery millionaires. He’s just a plain American ‘multi’—French extraction, obviously, from his name. He’s head of one of the firms that deal in big Government loans, but he’s a cripple and a recluse and mighty hard to dig out of his shell. I consider it’s one chalked up to me that he’s here at all.”

Good grief! He sounds like a Bond villain!