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The Dark Claim single work   short story   romance  
Is part of The Detective's Album Mary Fortune , Hugh Dalmore , Rex Grayson , A. C. Eiseman , M. Joseph Lynch , 1865 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1889... 1889 The Dark Claim
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In a worked out diggings town on the Melbourne Road in 1858 a storekeeper loves the daughter of a miserly hill-dweller who refuses to consider him as a son-in-law. The arrival of a dubious acquaintance from earlier digging days who is determined to track down the secret gold claim he believes the old man has. But the old man kills his young son in a fit of anger and the storekeeper kills him likewise - eventually being convicted as a murderer. His friend marries the girl and they prosper on the old man's gold and the store-keeper's savings. (PB)

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