ROSE ORCHID

by Rex Stout. from All-Story Weekly, March 28, 1914. Lieutenant-Commander Reed gets more than he bargained for when he makes port in the south Atlantic! Accepting as postulates the assertions that human beings are pegs, and that Lieutenant-Commander Brinsley Reed, U. S. N. was a human being, it follows with certainty that he was beautifully fitted for his particular hole. He was third in his class out of Annapolis. By the time he attained his two full stripes he had successfully dominated three junior messes and been the subject of unusual commendation in two wardrooms; and before he had Continue reading