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Moran of the Lady Letty - Frank Norris

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MORAN OF THE LADY LETTY
by
Frank Norris



DEDICATED TO
Captain Joseph Hodgson
UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING SERVICE



I

SHANGHAIED


This is to be a story of a battle, at least one murder, and
several sudden deaths.  For that reason it begins with a pink tea
and among the mingled odors of many delicate perfumes and the
hale, frank smell of Caroline Testout roses.

There had been a great number of debutantes "coming out" that
season in San Francisco by means of afternoon teas, pink,
lavender, and otherwise.  This particular tea was intended to
celebrate the fact that Josie Herrick had arrived at that time of
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