Excerpt from A Thief in the Night: Further Adventures of A. J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman I pick my words with care and pain, loyal as I still would be to my friend, and yet remembering as I must those Ides of March when he led me blindfold into temptation and crime. That was an ugly ofiice, if you will. It was a moral baga telle to the treacherous trick he was to play me a few weeks later. The second offence, on the other hand, was to prove the less serious of the two against society, and might in itself have been pub lished to the world years ago. There have been private reasons for my reticence. The affair was t only too intimately mine, and too discreditable to Rafﬂes. One other was involved in it, one dearer to me than Raffles himself, one whose name shall t even w be sullied by association with ours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.